Community Heritage Stories

The term “Community Heritage” is widely used to describe groups of people working to preserve tangible and intangible aspects of their local culture. Since the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, many countries have established national frameworks for community heritage collaboration, but Scotland is not one of them.

Despite lacking such a national framework, many people in Scotland are involved with community heritage in some way. For many of them, cultural heritage is central to their sense of identity, and they spend many voluntary working hours making it sustainable and accessible.

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Staffin Dinosaur Museum, Isle of Skye
Jasmine Montgomery-Wilkie talks about the Galson Estate Trust on the Isle of Lewis
Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther|(Museus Comunitários | Community MuseumsEU-LAC Museums)
Museum of Islay Life, Isle of Islay|(Museus Comunitários | Community MuseumsEU-LAC Museums)
Unst Heritage Centre, Shetland|(Museus Comunitários | Community MuseumsEU-LAC Museums)
Druim nan Linntean Ecomuseum, Isle of Skye|(Museus Comunitários | Community MuseumsEU-LAC Museums)