Scottish Community Heritage Conference is IN OBAN this weekend !

Saturday 17th September at 10:00–17:00
Argyllshire Gathering Hall, Oban

Tickets are still available (a bargain at just £10, including lunch!) and should be booked through the conference page on the Archaeology Scotland website –

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference at Oban
Saturday 17 th September 2016
9.15 -10 Registration desk (tea and coffee available)
10.00 Conference opens
10.00 Robin Turner (HES, Chair) Welcome
10.10 Caroline Boswell & Rhona Dougall (Oban Communities Trust) Oban Social History – Heritage Hunters
10.35 Elaine Black (ACFA) Riddle of the sands – ACFA Tiree Survey 2016
11.00 Katie Hunter (DRBs Scottish Women’s History Group) : The Frederick Douglass Project: a 19th century Scottish protest campaign
11.25 Coffee break
11.45 Ardnamurchan History & Heritage Association : Exploring and celebrating the heritage of the Ardnamurchan peninsula
12.10 Robert Hay (Lismore Historical Society) The Lismore Nave Project
12.35 Campbeltown Grammar School The historic township of Glenrea
13.00 ONE MINUTE MAYHEM! 60-second presentations by conference delegates
13.15-14.50 Lunch and Stalls
Two lunchtime events will begin at 13.45, each lasting about 60 minutes:
a. Oban Built Heritage Trail, led by volunteers from Oban Communities Trust
b. Architectural Orienteering Trail with a difference (and a prize!) led by Scotland’s Urban Past
14.50-17.00 Community Empowerment Seminar introduced by Phil Richardson (Archaeology Scotland)
(with coffee break at 15.40)
This year sees the implantation of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, which will open up new possibilities for publicly-owned assets to be transferred to and managed by local communities. This afternoon’s seminar will be an opportunity to discuss ongoing work and aspirations among communities across the country, and the skills and support that groups might need along the way.
We will hear from communities already involved in asset transfers, including Oban Communities Trust; Am Fasgadh regeneration Company (Kingussie); Forres Heritage Trust (Scottish Heritage Angels Award winners in 2015)
Short presentations from these three will be followed by a broad discussion, with professional experts in the field on hand to give their advice.
17.00 Thanks and Finish