Learning from Loss

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

Organisation: University of St Andrews and SCAPE; University of Stirling; Historic Environment Scotland; Florida Public Archaeology Network; US National Park Service.
Project title: Learning from Loss


This partnership project developed a methodology for involving communities in the decision-making process around the issues of value and preservation of coastal heritage and carved stones threatened by climate change impacts. The aim of this project was to bring together researchers, international practitioners and communities to explore questions about value, preservation, and the role of heritage in society. Through a series of intensive workshops and field visits, participants discussed how they assigned significance to threatened assets, their respective priorities, and what is expected of communities, resource managers and researchers in the decision-making process. The project aimed to gather best-practice methodologies that would feed into policy making and into the Archaeology Strategy by sharing perspectives and experiences.

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

Other: 07, 08

Contact name: Tom Dawson
Contact email: tcd@St-Andrews.ac.uk
Relevant web links: https://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Programmes/Scotland2030/LearningfromLoss.aspx

Reviewed: May 2020