SCT Annual Conference: Our Past, Our Future: Young People & Heritage - 27/03/2019

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Date: 27/03/2019
Time: 09:30
Location: AK Bell Library, 17 York Place, Perth PH2 8EP

Come and join the Scottish Civic Trust on Wednesday 27 March at 0930 in the A K Bell Library Theatre with a range of speakers advising people how and why to take an interest in the heritage.

This one-day conference at the AK Bell Library in Perth 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 


The AK Bell Library is wheelchair accessible. There is disabled parking at two pay-and-display car parks at either side of the library. There is an induction loop. If you have additional access requirements or need more information, please contact the organisers.

Book your tickets now.

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