Historic Scotland in misconduct investigation

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Edinburgh Castle, one of Historic Scotland’s most famous landmarks

Two senior members of staff at Historic Scotland have been suspended as part of an investigationinto allegations of misconduct.

The manand woman were senthome from their jobs andsuspended from the government-run heritage body at the end of April.

This investigation comes shortly after arecentprobe into the running of the city council’s property department which has resulted in at least 14 Historic Scotland staff being suspended.

Historic Scotland said that there is no link between the two enquiries.

The pair are believed to work in the Newcraighall office. Staff have been warned that they face disciplinary action if they talk about the suspensions or release any informationabout the reasons behind them.

A spokeswoman has said, however, that police and external parties were not involved in the probe. An internal investiagtion is curently being carried out.

She said: “I can confirm that two senior members of staff were suspended at the end of April pending an internal investigation into alleged misconduct.

“We cannot comment on the details of the case, but we are committed to resolving this investigation as quickly and as fairly as possible.”

Historic Scotland isa government-run executive agency and is responsible for the conservation and maintenance of the country’s landmarks, buildings and gardens.

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