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What’s your Heritage?

A South East Scotland Chapter Event, in collaboration with PAS

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
George Washington Browne Room, Edinburgh Central Library, George IV Bridge,Edinburgh EH1 1EG
RTPI Scotland

How we change the way we talk about Heritage.

Everyone has their own idea about what they value from their past. The heritage assets of a place – its buildings, parks, museums, libraries, shops and pubs – are all valued community assets that people want to protect, retain and use.
At this seminar, hear from Historic Environment Scotland about the outcomes of their ‘What’s your Heritage?” campaign, undertaken as part of Scotland’s Year of History and Archaeology 2017, to find out which of Scotland’s places, buildings and monuments mean the most to people.
Our speaker from BEFS, an umbrella body for organisations working in the built environment in Scotland will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Scotland’s historic and contemporary built environment and what the role of planning and the planning review is within the historic environment.
Finally, our speaker from the Scottish Government will discuss the impact of Community Right to Buy and its role in the community and about community assets. Here more from our speaker about recent case studies, including ‘Action Porty’, who are one of the first groups to benefit from community right to buy powers to buy the former Portobello Old Parish Church and halls with a view to transforming it into a multi-use community hub.
After the presentations, there will be a chance for a general discussion on the issues raised and the opportunities arising.
Speakers: Barbara Cummins (Director, HES), Euan Leitch (Director, BEFS), Dave Thomson (Head of Community Land Team, Scottish Government)

Cost: Free for RTPI Members/Students.
To book your place: Please email to confirm attendance.