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Prioritisation & the Historic Environment

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Join us at the Scottish Story Telling Centre

Monday 25th February from 3pm – 5.30pm

Taking a lead from the December workshop dialogues (based on submissions from the sector), BEFS has drawn together some suggested Principles for Prioritisation. What these principles are, and how they might be utilised by the sector will be presented at this February event.

There will also be an update on the progress and positioning of the Our Place in Time - Built Heritage Investment Plan Group; and a presentation from an organisation using a fully developed matrix to prioritise how they approach their assets.

Further feedback on this work will be sought during and (more formally) after the event.

The desired outcome is a developed Prioritisation Methodology to help funders and heritage asset managers determine where their resources should be best applied. The Scottish Government has tasked Historic Environment Scotland with delivering a Built Heritage Investment Plan and methodologies for prioritisation will form part of that plan.

This is an opportunity to engage with that agenda, developing new approaches to aid delivery of the best long-term solutions for the greatest breadth and depth of our heritage.

  • Venue: Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

  • Date: Monday, February 25th 2019

  • Time: 3pm-5.30pm

Background:

In September 2018 BEFS issued an open call for: ideas, strategies and methodologies for prioritisation within built heritage.

This was in response to the perpetual discussion around the absence of a strategic approach to the funding of built heritage and that much good work could be seen as only ‘tinkering round the edges’.

It is acknowledged we are rapidly approaching a cliff-edge due to heightened ecological risks, reducing public funds, stretched human resources, and a continually ageing building stock. Increased community ownership is being seen as one solution but without access to funding communities may well find themselves in the same position as current public and private owners of heritage assets.

However, there is still a drive for heritage - in all its forms – to receive the care, protection and examination needed; for heritage to be able to facilitate the greatest benefits; and for those benefits to be widely accessible and understood.

Is funding best awarded to ‘whomever shouts loudest’ or to the most adept at completing funding application forms? Is this status quo of funding preferred or are there better ways to prioritise the allocation of resources? We know there are a range of barriers and challenges to achieving the above, from environmental conditions to unmanaged tourism interest – but how do we categorise those problems; are they severe, urgent, incremental?

All of these concerns, and more, were addressed at a workshop event in December 2018 where those who had submitted methodologies shared their thoughts on a suggested list of ‘fundamentals’ drawn together from the submissions, explored commonalities, addressed gaps, suggested data sources and discussed ‘measurability’.

The outcomes of the December event formed the suggested Principles for Prioritisation which we will be discussing at the Scottish Story Telling Centre – 25th February 3pm – 5.30pm.

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