Case Studies

From the concept of ‘four pillars’ of sustainability (environmental, economic, social and cultural), to more recent discussions of planetary boundaries and ‘doughnut theory’, there is an urgent need for humanity to think and act within limits. Community action and networking is key to local development, especially in remote and island locations, and community heritage organisations have the capacity to respond at grassroots levels to the ever-changing needs of culture-nature in our environment.

In 2021-22, we are visiting a selection of community heritage organisations located on the islands to investigate their current priorities and needs. The project is driven by a desire to better understand the actions being taken towards ‘sustainability’ in its broadest sense, especially climate action and well-being.

On this page, we showcase a number of Scottish community heritage organisations through 360-degree imagery to help promote their values of sharing common heritage. The page is work in progress, and will be updated as the project continues and we meet with the heritage communities.

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