Throughout the collective trauma of the pandemic, communities of all kinds have pulled together to support their members in countless different ways, and a shared heritage is frequently the bedrock on which these communities are built. As we start to rebuild, fortified by the optimism of the vaccine programme, this seems a good moment to share new thoughts and experiences on the opportunities and challenges now facing community heritage.

Speakers have yet to be confirmed (watch this space!) but they hope to have presentations from those at grassroots level as well as from organisations that provide support, advice and encouragement: Third Sector Organisations, local authorities and national bodies. This may be their most thought-provoking Conversation yet, so they hope you can be part of it.

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conversations is a new series of digital events to bring together volunteers, community groups and heritage professionals, providing them with a stage to share experiences, inspire and support one another with ideas and plans, and to celebrate the places that matter to us all.

It represents a re-imagining of Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference, which since 2012 has developed into a lively forum bringing together many different voices from the heritage world. This series began in November 2020 and will run throughout 2021.

Regular attendees of the Community Heritage Conference will find many of the familiar features (and familiar faces) that have made it such a success – short talks showcasing the wonderful achievements of community heritage ventures around the country, lively discussions and, of course, our rapid-fire One Minute Mayhem, a 60-second soapbox open to all. But those of you who are new to these events will be especially welcome; you will bring new thoughts to the discussions and, we hope, will leave with you minds buzzing with fresh ideas and new insights.

The Conversations will be hosted on Zoom and will be free to attend. We know that some of you have found it difficult to engage with virtual platforms, but please be assured that we will be on hand to help you get the most out of the day.

Event Details

Date: 8th May 2021

Time:  10am-12.30pm

Platform: Zoom

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Please note this is not a SURF event and please contact event organisers directly

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