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Scottish Civic Trust Annual Conference celebrates civic pride

11 November 2016

Scottish Civic Trust Annual Conference 2016
Celebrating Civic Pride
Linlithgow Burgh Halls, 15 November 2016

The next Scottish Civic Trust annual conference will showcase and celebrate the work of local civic trusts, amenity societies and heritage volunteers. The people that make up these groups work tirelessly to promote and protect local heritage, places and spaces. The conference will provide them with a platform to show what they have achieved, explain why they do it and set out the challenges and difficulties they face.

Along with local groups affiliated to the Scottish Civic Trust the conference will feature representatives from voluntary organisations and practitioners behind some of the projects recognised in the annual Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards and Scottish Heritage Angel Awards. 

Delegates will also hear about the Scottish Government's Place Standard Tool; Historic Environment Scotland's volunteering strategy; and design charrettes as a way of turning civic pride into action.

Colin McLean, chair of the Scottish Civic Trust said:
"Civic pride is very much what the Scottish Civic Trust is about.   The work carried out by many of our local affiliated societies and other voluntary heritage or community groups is exemplary and inspiring.   The conference will provide a wonderful opportunity to learn first-hand about the achievements of volunteers as they celebrate, care for and promote heritage, places and communities."

Full details can be found at: /civic-trust-network/sct-annual-conference/sct-conference-2016-celebrating-civic-pride/

Speakers

  • Norrie Bissell - Atlantic Islands Centre
  • Nicol Cameron - Kilmacolm Civic Trust
  • Martin Crook - Linlithgow Victoria Hall Trust
  • Bill Fraser - Pollokshields Community Council
  • Professor John Hume
  • Ann Laird - Friends of Glasgow West/Scottish Civic Trust
  • Isobel Leckie/Alison Blamire - The Causey Project
  • Colin McLean - Scottish Civic Trust
  • Susan O'Connor - Prince's Regeneration Trust
  • Ea O'Neill - Resourcing Scotland's Heritage
  • John Pelan, Scottish Civic Trust
  • Sandy Robinson - Scottish Government
  • Graham Ross - Austin-Smith:Lord
  • Veronica Low - Greyfriars Garden
  • Rosie Wylie - Historic Environment Scotland

 

Notes for editors

The Scottish Civic Trust is the national body for the civic movement in Scotland.

Scotland's buildings and places are important to us. We work with people, communities and groups to understand, care for and improve their local environment for the wellbeing of all.

 

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