Free student conference places - Applications close 11 March 2019

One-day conference on 27 March 2019 at AK Bell Library in Perth for speakers to discuss different heritage engagement projects across Scotland.

The conference aims to 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.  


  • 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), Research, Record, Share: Young people’s heritage projects  
  • 11.15-11.30 questions
  • 11.30-12.00 tea break
  • 12.00-12.20 Khaleda Noon (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!)
  • 15.45-46.45 Closing reception

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

Three free places for current students will be offered, waiving the cost of registration and covering travel costs up to £20. In return, students are asked to live-Tweet on the day of the conference and write a blog post summarising the conference for the Scottish Civic Trust.

To apply for a free place, please email a statement of interest, including your Twitter handle (follower count is irrelevant) and a brief (250 words max) explanation of why you would like to participate to by Monday, 11 March. 

Further information available from:

Dr Jennifer Novotny, Project Officer, Diverse Heritage, Diverse Heritage is funded and supported by Historic Environment Scotland. 

The Scottish Civic Trust
The Tobacco Merchant’s House
42 Miller Street, Glasgow G1 1DT
0141 221 1466

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Scottish Civic Trust is a registered Scottish Charity No: SC012569