What is Community Heritage in Scotland?
Do you belong to a group or organisation that connects heritage with people – independent museums, historical societies, development or buildings trusts, community archaeology groups, clan societies etc? Or you may be an individual working on your own project.
At the moment, there is no clear picture of who is doing what and where, in Scotland. Finding this out will be the first step. One outcome of this project may be to create the first community heritage network for Scotland.
Community Heritage Scotland – Going Forward is a discussion day for people involved with heritage in their communities. We will debate core questions such as how you define community heritage, discuss how to encourage new and diverse audiences and look at how a potential network would be best delivered. Register for the event here.
The day will involve a series of informal discussions, workshop sessions and plenty of cakes and biscuits.
We* want to help bring about positive change for community and voluntary organisations involved with heritage in Scotland. To help better understand how community heritage groups currently operate and how we might best meet their future needs, please take part in our survey: http://bit.ly/communityheritage
*We are a group of people and organisations connected in various ways to heritage in communities. Our initial steering group: Representatives from four community heritage organizations; Historic Environment Scotland; Museums Galleries Scotland; St Andrews University; Archaeology Scotland; Association for Independent Museums.