Archaeology Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland and Northlight Heritage are delighted to announce the call for contributions to Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2018.  This will be the seventh year of this event, an annual celebration of the richness and diversity of community heritage across the country. The Conference provides a stage for volunteers, community groups and professionals to network, share experiences and create future working partnerships.

 

This year we will be at The Engine Shed, Historic Environment Scotland’s dramatic new building conservation hub situated right next to Stirling’s railway station (https://engineshed.scot/). The venue offers a vast flexible space, all on one level and fully accessible to those with disabilities. With your help, we will be creating an exciting and memorable day of talks, workshops and exhibitions, hearing from you about your involvement with community heritage. As usual, for the main presentations, volunteers and members of community groups have priority over heritage professionals, though professionals are of course welcome to contribute to other parts of the event.

 

To get an idea of the buzz generated at previous conferences, please have a look at some of our videos on YouTube.

We want to hear from you if:

  1. a) You would like to offer a 20-minute talk/PowerPoint presentation to the conference on a community-based heritage project (priority given here to non-professional speakers);
  2. b) You have an idea for a workshop or discussion and would be willing to help lead or contribute towards a session (typically 45 minutes);
  3. c) You would like space for a display, showcasing your local community heritage project. Several formats are available – we can offer space for table displays, posters, and also for videos or slide shows. Please contact us to discuss possibilities;
  4. d) You would like to take part in ‘One Minute Mayhem’ – a 60-second ‘soap-box’ opportunity to share your news and views on any aspect of Scotland’s community heritage.

If any of the above is something you would like to be involved with, please send us your ideas (or any questions) by Thursday 31st May 2018, to chcscot@gmail.com. Please pass on this invitation to others who might be interested in sharing their experiences.