A call for communities to help protect their historic environment

We are very pleased to have been awarded more than £220,000 by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to engage communities across the country to develop and tell the heritage story of where they live - and we are looking for communities to take part.

Our new Placemaking Through Heritage project is being rolled out over the next three years to inspire a creative and vibrant Scotland - motivating local residents to become more involved in looking after, protecting and managing their local ‘place’ for generations to come.

We are looking to support as many communities as possible to help them conserve local historic monuments, learn about the impact of climate change and explore how they can help to protect them.

Catherine Gee, Operations Director, said:

“As home to some of the world's most beautiful and iconic historical landmarks, we are really pleased to be working with Historic Environment Scotland to engage communities in helping to protect their ‘place’.

“We hope that the Placemaking Through Heritage project will help communities to learn more about their own heritage, tell the heritage story of their place and help to protect it.

“I would encourage any community, individual or group to get in touch and learn about how they too can get involved.”

Communities wishing to take part in the Placemaking Through Heritage Project and help conserve their local heritage can find out more about how to get involved in the future by contacting Lisa.Snedden@Keepscotlandbeautiful.org  

Amy Eastwood, Head of Grants at HES, said: “We’re pleased to support Keep Scotland Beautiful with £224,550 for their Placemaking Through Heritage Project. This project is a fantastic example of empowering communities with the skills to protect the historic places local to them.” 

01 April 2020


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