Come join us for Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference, which this year is being held in Glasgow, at Strathclyde University’s Technology and Innovation Centre.

Over two days we have more than sixty presentations, debates and workshops lined up to celebrate and explore the dizzying range of heritage projects across Scotland, with guest contributions for other parts of the UK, from across Europe, and from the USA.
As always, we will have dozens of displays, as well as our One Minute Mayhem – an ‘open mic’ session giving anyone the opportunity to stand up and have their say for 60 seconds.
Tickets are priced at just £30 for the two days (including lunch), and are available from the Historic Environment Scotland website. Here’s the link:

DRAFT Time Table

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2017
Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, George Street, Glasgow

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November

Friday 10th November
0900 Registration and displays
0930 Main Hall: Welcome and announcements
1000 Sue Furness & Fiona Jackson (Arrochar Hidden Heritage)

Reflections on community heritage in Scotland

1030 One Minute Mayhem (60-second presentations)
1045 Tea & Coffee
1115 Parallel Sessions A1-A4

A1 Archaeology
Chair: Beverley Ballin Smith (President, Archaeology Scotland)
George Makowski, Univ. North Alabama Scotland goes south: the cemeteries of Lauderdale County
Annie Partridge, Canterbury Archaeol Trust The community work of CAT
Baillies of Bennachie Understand the stones, hear the stories and re-live the past

A2 Urban Pasts: Sporting pasts
Chair: Chiara Ronchini (HES)
Lucy Janes, Arlington Heritage Group History of Arlington Baths and its members.
Doug Rocks-Macqueen, Archaeology Scotland Playing the Past: excavations at Cathkin Park.
Tom Heron, The Vennie Title to follow
Andrew McConnell, Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club Title to follow

A3 Wartime Heritage: the Home Front
Chair: Olivia Lelong (Northlight Heritage)
Monique Campbell, West of Scotland Regional Equality Council Minority Communities in WW1
Pamela McIntyre, S Ayrshire Council Community project on Muirhead Bone, local WW1 war artist
Northlight Heritage Digging In: reconstructing a WW1 Trench in Pollok Park

A4 Rural Identities and Heritage
Chair: Jackie Taylor, Tomintoul & Glenlivet Landscape Partnership
Velislava Chiligirova, Devetaki, Bulgaria Devetaki Plateau Association
Jennifer Stewart, TGLP Oral history in Tomintoul & Glenlivet
Gillian Rodger The Ark of Taste: preserving Scotland’s food heritage
Susan Kruse, ARCH Highland Kiltearn: reconnecting the community with the Old Kirk

1245 Buffet lunch and stalls, with exhibitions; fringe meetings; videos running on loops; walking tours and the following 45-minute workshops:

Workshop 1: Writing up and publishing for community groups Suzie Thomas, University of Helsinki
Workshop 2: The fate of finds Jo Vergunst, University of Aberdeen
Workshop 3: Funding your project Louise Downing, Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage

1430 Parallel Sessions B1-B4

B1 Traditional Skills
Chair: Brian Wilkinson, HES
Daniel Postma (Netherlands) Reconstructing turf buildings
Gehan McLeod, Gal Gael Trust The Work of the Trust
Sheena Irving Cousland Smithy
Kasia Howard, Landmark Trust Llwyn Celyn; a hall house in the Black Mountains

B2 Urban Pasts
Chair: Neil Gregory
Gillian Mawdsley Friends of Victoria Park
Sandra Whitnell U3A Peebles
Eric Glendinning Nungate project, Hadddington

B3 Wartime Heritage
Chair: Allan Kilpatrick
Susan Kruse, ARCH Highland Wartime in the Cromarty Firth
Tam Ward, N Clyde Archaeological Trust Clyde defences
Oula Seitsonen, University of Helsinki Public & community archaeologies of German PoW camps in Finnish Lappland
Andy Jepson, Archaeology Scotland Stobs Camp

B4 Future Skills for Community Heritage. A Panel Discussion
Chair: Ailsa MacFarlane (Built Environment Forum Scotland)
There are so many areas where communities are now being encouraged, empowered, and perhaps even expected, to engage in the management and delivery of aspects of public life that have until recently been the preserve of public bodies and professional experts. Cultural heritage, of course, is an obvious example. But are they getting the level of support necessary for them to take on this role in a manner which makes them feel both fully comfortable and effective? This session offers a chance to discuss the skills, training and sustainability; join us for a lively debate.

1600 Tea & Coffee
1630 Main hall. Summaries and feedback from the day’s sessions
1715 Close

Saturday 11th November
0930 Main Hall: Announcements
0935 Hazel Johnson (HES) What’s Your Heritage?
1000 Catherine Gillies (Ergadia Museums & Heritage) A Pocket Full of Small Stones
1030 One Minute Mayhem
1045 Tea & Coffee
1115 Parallel Sessions C1-C4

C1 Archaeology
Chair: Andy Heald, AOC Archaeology
Susan Kruse, ARCH Highland Feats of Clay: Bronze Age metalworking at North Kessock
Andy Heald, AOC Excavations at Clachtoll, Sutherland

C2 Heritage and the Arts
Chair: Ingrid Shearer (Northlight Heritage)
Sheila Tacey Weave Parkhead
Sue Reid Sexton Writing the Clydebank Blitz

C3 Communities and their Museums
Chair: tbc
Desislava Vutova, Troyan, Bulgaria Troyan Museum of Crafts
Loretta Mordi, MGS Best practice in museums’ dealings with communities
Ashley Paul, Univ St Andrews EU-LAC- MUSEUMS project

C4 Communities and asset transfers
Chair: Linda Gillespie (Community Ownership Support Service)
An opportunity to explore the opportunities – and potential pitfalls – presented by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, with speakers from organisations who have already taken on the
responsibilities of owning, managing and conserving iconic heritage sites.

1245 Buffet lunch and stalls, with exhibitions; fringe meetings; videos running on loops; walking tours and the following workshops:

Workshop 4: Heritage Advocacy Rob Lennox (Council for British Archaeology)
Workshop 5: Carved Stones Susan Buckham

1430 Parallel Sessions D

D1 Digital developments – a look at new technology
Chair: Stuart Jeffrey (Glasgow School of Art)
Mike Arrowsmith Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society
Tertia Barnett, HES Scotland’s Rock Art Project
James Brown, New Forest National Park New Forest Archaeology: Motivating communities and enhancing their engagement

D2 The value of volunteers in heritage tourism
Chair: Rosie Wylie, HES
A celebration of the role played by volunteers in promoting our built heritage. This session will include contributions from the Friends of Kinneil, winners at the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards
2016, and also the Edinburgh Living History Group, who promise to turn up in costume ….

D3 Involving Young People
Chair: Maya Hoole, HES
Kenneth McElroy, Caithness Broch Project A Beginner’s Guide to Brochs and Bairns
Charlie Lyons, Canal College Canal College – engaging young people with Scotland’s Heritage
Hannah McGlynn, Achavanich Beaker Burial Project The Physical and the Virtual; the Realities of Young People in Heritage
Stuart McMillan,Venture

Trust Discovering the Highland Drovers
D4 Wikimedia
Chair: Sara Thomas (DigIt! 2017)
This session will explore how we can all contribute to Wikipedia and other wiki projects, in order to improve and enhance the quality and quantity of freely-available information on our built heritage.

1600 Tea & Coffee
1630 Main hall. Summaries and feedback from the day’s sessions.
1715 Thanks and close.