Local heritage projects can comprise literally anything.

Local groups across Angus are being encouraged to organise new projects celebrating the past of the county’s towns and places.

Scotland’s Urban Past is a new community engagement scheme which helps communities to discover and share the fascinating stories of Scotland’s towns and cities through community-led projects.

With an event already organised in Dundee, which will be held this Saturday, the group, led by Historic Environment Scotland and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is keen to hear from individuals and groups of all ages in Angus with project ideas.

A dedicated team provides free support and training to organisations, schools and youth clubs, to equip them with the skills to take the lead in developing their ideas to record and celebrate Scotland’s urban landscape.

Training includes using archives and how to record the ever-evolving built environment through drawing, photography and film. Projects can also receive creative input from artists, musicians, writers, actors and digital designers.

Groups already receiving support include a film project by skate boarders in Livingston and a Friends group from Granton which is seeking ways to champion its historical greenspace. The Dundee event, which will run at the McManus Galleries, Bank Street, from 10am to 12.30pm, includes exhibits as diverse as Roman pottery and 3D photographs to chart the city’s story.

Further information on how to get involved is available at www.scotlandsurbanpast.org.uk

SOURCE: Arbroath Herald

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