SCT Annual Conference: Our Past, Our Future: Young People & Heritage

**Please note that the venue has changed from the AK Bell Library to the Hay Room in Dewars Centre. Dewars Centre is right next to the train station in Perth city centre.**

This one-day event will bring together a range of speakers to share their experiences working on different heritage engagement projects across Scotland. We will reflect upon activities undertaken during the Year of Young People (2018) and explore how best to support young people’s interest in the past as they become the heritage caretakers of the future.

The keynote address will be given by Dr Jeff Sanders who has delivered high-profile projects for the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, including the successful Dig It! engagement programme since 2015. Other speakers include Khaleda Noon (Action for Children’s Heritage & Inclusion programme), Fiona Watson (Scotland’s Urban Past), Amy Calder, (YouthLink Scotland, YoungWummin project), David Maclehose (Perth Civic Trust), and Graham Ross (Austin Smith:Lord).


09.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.15 Welcome from the Scottish Civic Trust

10.15-10.35 David Maclehose (Perth Civic Trust), Stanley Mills are so much more than the building

10.35-10.55 Graham Ross (Austin-Smith:Lord), Title TBC

10.55-11.15 Fiona Watson (Scotland’s Urban Past), Title TBC

11.15-11.30 questions

11.30-12.00 tea break

12.00-12.20 Khaleda Noon (Heritage & Inclusion; Intercultural Youth Scotland), Listening to unheard voices

12.20-12.40 Julia Brunner (Celebrating Speyside), Celebrating Speyside Project: Engaging Young People with their local Heritage on their own terms

12.40-13.00 Amy Calder (YouthLink Scotland), Young Heritage Researchers exploring the impact of WW1 on young women in Scotland

13.00-13.15 questions

13.15-14.15 Lunch

14.15-15.45 Keynote address by Jeff Sanders (DigIt!)

15.45-16.45 Closing reception

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Student / young person (25 and under) concession £20, SCT affiliate rate £45, full rate £65.