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 continues to support community groups to explore, conserve and promote their local heritage. Over a hundred projects have been supported and their are currently 8 active projects. 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 – Ensuring capacity – evidence of improved capacity by supporting communities through community empowerment and engagement

5 – Improve skills and capacity to deliver priorities

7 – Improve access to knowledge on the historic environment

8 – Effective and proportionate protection and regulation – evidence that the outcomes of management, including designation, reflects what people value

9 – Increasingly the outcomes of management, including designation, reflects what people value

11 – Increase the number and range of people volunteering in the historic environment

12 – Increase the number and range of people who learn about the historic environment

Contact name:Philip Richardson
Contact email: p.richardson@archaeologyscotland.org.uk
Relevant web links:https://archaeologyscotland.org.uk/adopt-a-monument/

Reviewed: August 2019