Diverse Heritage

Scotland is a diverse nation with rich heritage resources. We are working with people from all different backgrounds to ensure that diversity is celebrated and Scotland’s historic places are welcoming and inclusive to all of us. The Scottish Civic Trust is co-leading the European Heritage Days Sharing Stories project, funded by the Council of Europe, and is working with community groups to better understand levers / barriers / enablers to minority participation in heritage more widely across Europe. We are also working with Action for Children’s Heritage and Inclusion Project, which reduces the levels of isolation felt by young women from minority ethnic backgrounds at Broughton High School in Edinburgh by helping them discover Scotland’s multicultural history and heritage. It is our aim that minority ethnic cultures are recognised as an integral part of our shared Scottish and wider European culture.