The conference will feature presentations on community projects taking place throughout the country, with subjects ranging from cinemas and chapels to allotments.
Booking is now open for the 2014 Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference due to take place on the 8th and 9th November. This year we have papers based on cinemas, chapels and carrots (well, allotments!) Something for everyone’s interest! The conference will be based at the Crieff Hydro Hotel, Crieff (Perth and Kinross) and as ever, the emphasis is on community groups showcasing their work to research, record and promote heritage sites throughout Scotland. This year our confirmed contributors include
- Tom Dawson – Director of the SCAPE Trust
- ‘Fortingall Kirkyard’ Neil Hooper (Fortingall Roots, Breadalbane Heritage Society and the James M MacLaren Society)
- ‘Keil Chapel and Burial Bround’ Neill Malcolm (Friends of Keil Chapel)
- ‘Eyemouth Fort’ William Crombie (Friends of Eyemouth Fort)
- ‘Restoration of Birks Cinema’ (Friends of Birks Cinema)
- ‘Heritage of community growing and gardening’ Judy Wilkinson (Scottish Allotments and Garden Society)
- Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership Project
There will also be breakout training workshops aimed at helping you develop and deliver your heritage project. This year the training workshops include Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage, Treasure Trove, and Researching Place names. With displays and videos showcasing local projects across Scotland, the conference is an ideal opportunity for community groups, volunteers and professionals to come together and share knowledge, ideas and experiences.
The conference will also see the launch of the new Scottish Heritage Angel Awards. Supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, the awards will celebrate the contribution of volunteers across Scotland who work to protect, understand and value the historic environment. The awards are run by a partnership of RCAHMS, Historic Scotland, Scottish Government, Archaeology Scotland and the Scottish Civic Trust. The first such award in Scotland, the programme will complement the new Historic Environment Strategy Our Place in Time, with its strong emphasis on community participation in heritage.
Read the full programme and book your place on the Archaeology Scotland website.
If you wish to purchase your ticket online, please click on the PayPal Donate button below. Please be sure to put in the correct amount, as stated below. We will send you an email once we have successfully received your booking, however please note that the confirmation email is not automated so you may not receive it instantly.
Conference Ticket – £25.50
Evening Meal – £35.50
Please get in touch with Cara or Eve at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 08458723333 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference has been developed by RCAHMS and Archaeology Scotland in partnership with Northlight Heritage, Historic Scotland, The National Trust for Scotland, Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust, the Scottish Civic Trust, ALGAO Scotland, and DigIt! 2015.
View all the presentations from 2013 on Doug Rocks-Macqueen’s blog