Adopt a Monument

A wide range of organisations and individuals care for the historic environment across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Organisation: Archaeology Scotland
Project title: Adopt-a-Monument

Graveyard survey at Kilvickeon Old Parish Church © Archaeology Scotland

Adopt-a-Monument has been supporting community groups to explore, engage and promote their local heritage since 1991. An injection of cash from HLF, HES and other funders meant that by 2017 the team were working on 72 sites and in 2017-2018, seven new projects joined the scheme, taking the number of active projects to 79. A unique attribute of Adopt-a-Monument is that it is community-led – the groups select monuments and sites that are meaningful to them and Adopt-a-Monument provides training, advice and guidance resulting in community groups developing new skills and taking that lead role in conserving their local heritage.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 10

Other: 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Contact name: Cara Jones
Contact email:  adopt@archaeologyscotland.org.uk
Relevant web links: https://archaeologyscotland.org.uk/adopt-a-monument/

Reviewed: September 2018