Highland Heritage Day, 4 March 2023, Dingwall

18 January 2023

Join us for a Highland Heritage Day, Saturday 4th March, 10am-4pm at Dingwall Academy!

This is an opportunity to bring many, hopefully most, of the Highland’s heritage organisations together. We rarely get a chance to meet up, to promote what we do, and to share ideas and concerns. There are many issues and concerns for heritage groups at present. We want to hear your experience and help find some solutions.

Who is it for? Everyone working or volunteering in the Highland heritage sector! That means museums, archives, heritage centres, heritage groups, individual researchers, community trusts - if you work/volunteer to preserve and celebrate the heritage of the Highlands then you are welcome. Our aims for the day are to bring the whole sector together to celebrate the work being done, meet and learn from each other and explore the potential for stronger collaborative working at all levels.

Do bring a display or have a table about your organisation so others know what you are about. We want the day to be fun, inspiring and informative! We have arranged workshops on a number of topics. Please select which ones you intend to attend when booking.

Thanks for funding from Historic Environment Scotland, Highland Council and ARCH, the day will be free to attend and will include lunch.

The booking form is available on the ARCH website www.archhighland.org.uk in the Highland Heritage Day folder within the Library. Please return by 22nd February. 

10:00     Doors open, coffees and teas, set up and browse stalls
11:00     Welcome and plan for the day
11:30     Discussion groups
12:15     Plenary session to report back from discussion groups
12:30-13:45 Lunch, with time to eat, meet, talk and view stalls
13:45     Workshops
14:45     Teas and coffees
15:00     Plenary session on the ways forward
16:00     Close

We are able to offer some, hopefully all, funding towards travel for individuals and organisations to attend the event. We have a generous pot of money to be divided between all those claiming travel costs. Once we know all the travel claims, we can then calculate what percentage of those projected travel costs we can afford to give you. Please try to carpool (maybe one car per organisation), or if using public transport, book ahead. Further details on the booking form.

Feel free to bring leaflets and merchandising for your stalls.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Kruse on archhighland@googlemail.com or 077888 35466.

Heritage Day Steering Group:  Susan Kruse (ARCH), Roland Spencer-Jones (NoSAS), Helen Avenell (Museums & Heritage Highland), Lynne McKeggie (Highland Archaeology Services), Erik Lundberg (Wardlaw Mausoleum)

Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), The Goods Shed, The Old Station, Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV14 9DH
Tel: +44 (0)77888 35466 Email: