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Organised in collaboration with Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland and the BRICK programme run by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, this conference will take place on 29th-30th March at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.
Date: 29th and 30th March 2017.
Venue: Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.
Organisers: Built Environment Forum Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland and the BRICK programme run by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust.
2017 is the Year of History Heritage and Archaeology, a celebration of what gives Scotland its unique character and draws people to live, work and visit. Caring for these assets is a collaborative effort across the United Kingdom undertaken by a wide range of organisations, from voluntary community groups to large-scale commercial development, public bodies and local and national government.
These are challenging times for public sector budgets and while the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act creates the potential for transfer of historic assets to communities there remains a need for the commercial sector to invest in historic places. In a changing economic landscape, an era of rapid technological advancement and the need to mitigate the challenges of climate change there is no escape from the historic environment’s need for increased investment.
What are the challenges faced by the investment community in developing historic buildings? How does grant aided investment lever in additional funding and stimulate economic activity? How can local authority and public body asset management make the most of the historic environment? What makes small scale tourist sites financially viable? How are national heritage organisations approaching investment in their portfolios? How can the heritage sector help overcome any barriers?
This two-day conference, organised by Built Environment Forum Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland and the BRICK programme run by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, will explore these questions and how local communities can be at the heart of solutions.
View the full programme here.BACK