BEFS hosts workshops to bring together stakeholders to discuss a Government consultation or explore a strategic theme. Reports from the events are listed in date order.
BEFS held a workshop on behalf of the OPiT Built Heritage Investment Group (BHIG) on the Sustainable Investment Prioritisation/Diagnostic Tool. This tool has been created through consultation with the heritage sector including the OPIT BHIG, over a number of years. It aims to enable visualisation around decision-making and investment in built heritage. It is designed to help funders, organisations, as well as community and interest groups, with heritage assets explore priorities for action and investment, and clearly communicate decision-making by demonstrating the Economic, Cultural, Environmental and Social outcomes of potential investment in built heritage. Further information here. The workshop was a peer-review session to inform a consultation on the tool.
At the invitation of the Scottish Government’s NPF4 planning team, BEFS were asked to invite their members to a roundtable discussion event. This was an informal opportunity to hear a little of where SG thinking sits currently, but also to engage with the team in ‘listening mode’ to consider opportunities for engagement that exist currently.
BEFS completed the HES online questionnaire and supplied the workshop report compiled after a recent HEWG meeting explored the questions raised with BEFS members. A comprehensive read which examines the issues with clarity, the ‘actions’ in the current plan were thought to tend more towards achievable than ambitious – respondents raised whether this was enough given the declared climate crisis?
BEFS recent HEWG focused on a workshop gathering responses to the HES Historic Environment Policy Consultation. The responses from this well attended event workshop were synthesised into a formal consultation response which was submitted via the online portal. BEFS have also been provided with responses from our Members Historic Houses and IHBC.
BEFS held a lively workshop day with stakeholders from across the sector to review Historic Environment Scotland’s Policy Statement (HESPS), ahead of the HES consultations and review to be held in 2018. The Report produced from the day is to highlight and summarise key changes, and challenges suggested for future HES Policy, by attendees throughout the process. The information gathered on the day has been precisely (where possible) transcribed and is presented via a table.