Nationwide series of workshops for community heritage organisations in Scotland

Scottish Community Heritage Alliance (SCHA) has organised a series of events across Scotland geared towards forming a network of community organisations who are engaged with the heritage sector.

The newly-formed Scottish Community Heritage Alliance (SCHA) was set up last year to help bring about positive change for community heritage in Scotland.

Meanwhile, the University of St Andrews, the National Library of Scotland and Ergadia Heritage have teamed together to organise a series of 12 community heritage research workshops around Scotland, funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The events will involve discussions about about networks, sharing ideas about how a new national network might look, and what it could do for community heritage.

The day will be informal, and follow a simple format with an opening speaker followed by discussion workshops. It will run from 10.30am – 4pm.

It is free to attend, however it is very important that you let SCHA know if you have to cancel, as places are limited. Please note that everyone has to book individually (no block tickets).

SCHA has advised that you bring your own lunch, or there is the option of pre-booking a packed lunch for £6.60. Not providing lunches has enabled SCHA to reach more communities, but you will get free tea and biscuits!

A full programme for each of the discussion days will be circulated nearer the time. See below for full list of meetings.

For further information please contact Catherine Gillies at or 07833133928.


Click here for more information and to book a space on one of the 12 workshops.

15th May – Central Belt – Glasgow

17th May – Dumfries and Galloway – Dumfries

31st May – Inverness – Strathpeffer

4th June – Northern Highlands/Caithness

7th June – North East Scotland

8th June – Central – Perthshire/Angus/Fife

29th June – Shetland

18th September – Skye/Wester Ross

19th September – Lochaber

20th September – Inner Hebrides/Argyll

11th October – Borders and South East Scotland

25th October – Western Isles