Booking is now open for BEFS Heritage & Diversity event on the 9th March. Don’t miss out.
If you were unable to attend our Planning for Wellbeing event with Alex Neil MSP, Sir Harry Burns and Nick Wright RTPIS Scotland Convenor, a film of the discussion is now available on our website, along with blogged responses from various attendees.
The call for written submissions to the Independent Review of Planning has closed and the panel are now taking oral evidence but an online forum has been opened for submitting thoughts and recommendations not already made. The forum is open until February 29th and you will find details here.
Recent conservation work on Bible Land on Edinburgh’s Canongate is a good case study for the work that city heritage trusts, and similar bodies, provide in supporting communities in caring for the historic environment. As well as expert advice Edinburgh World Heritage supplied a repayable grant to complete repairs and you can find out more here.
Who engages with Scotland’s historic environment? At present the sector is predominantly white and middle class. Scotland’s Historic Environment Strategy, ‘Our Place in Time’ sets out the aspiration to broaden engagement with Scotland’s communities. In order to develop the appeal and share the benefits we need to make the historic environment relevant to the widest range of people and the conference aims to start a dialogue within the sector on how to achieve this. BEFS hope to raise the profile of this issue and highlight opportunities for practitioners.
We would like to hear from voices that are not usually heard within the historic environment sector. Therefore, if you are running a project that addresses issues around diversity or know of individuals (non-heritage professionals), who have benefited from their engagement with the historic environment, get in touch!
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