Scotland's next Historic Environment Strategy – OPiT Innovation Workshop

Scotland's next Historic Environment Strategy – OPiT Innovation Workshop

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The Engine Shed

Forthside Way



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An invitation to our innovation workshop on Tue 6th Sep as part of the review of Scotland’s historic environment strategy-Our Place in Time

About this event

Historic Environment Scotland, in collaboration with the Scottish Government, invite you to attend a workshop on innovation in the historic environment sector, Tuesday 6th September at the Engine Shed, Stirling, running as part of the review and refresh of Scotland’s historic environment strategy, Our Place in Time (OPIT).

Scotland’s historic environment is an important part of the fabric of our society and contributes significantly to our nation’s economic, environmental, social and cultural wellbeing. Everyone in Scotland has a role to play in ensuring our heritage is understood, cared for and celebrated. But the world has changed since Our Place in Time was first published in 2014, and we want to ensure that the national strategy is fit for purpose as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

At this workshop, we would like you to share your views and insights on innovation across the historic environment:

  • What are the opportunities and challenges for innovation in our sector?
  • Where and how are we innovating already?
  • What infrastructure or support do we need to support or enable innovation?
  • How can we encourage more partnerships and collaborations?
  • What are our sector’s main priorities when it comes to innovation?

We want to hear from people and organisations working across our sector: from heritage tourism, conservation, archaeology, academia, social enterprise, and beyond. We hope this will be a great opportunity not just to feed into development of the new national strategy, but to hear from others within our sector about how they're innovating in their work.

Outline agenda:

- 09:30-10:00 - Refreshments and networking

- 10:00-10:10 - Welcome and introduction

• Dr David Mitchell, Director of Cultural Assets, Historic Environment Scotland

- 10:10-11:10 – Lightning Talks and Short Q&A

• Alasdair Macleod, Head of Innovation, Scottish Government

• Tao-Tao Chang, Head of Infrastructure, Arts and Humanities Research Council

• Douglas Morrison, Deputy CEO, Built Environment-Smarter Transformation

• Others tbc.

- 11:10-11:30 – Tea and Coffee Break

- 11:30-12:50 – Break-out Discussion Sessions

- 12:50-13:00 - Next steps and close

- 13:00-13:45 - Light lunch and networking

Spaces are limited, but we encourage you to share this invite with interested colleagues.

Please let us know any dietary or accessibility requirements when you register.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with

This workshop is part of a series of strategic engagement events: for more details on the other events, see our organiser page on Eventbrite.

Venue Address and details: The Engine Shed is located on Forthside Way, Stirling, 150m from Stirling Train Station and 260m from Stirling Bus Station. For more information on getting to the venue, click here .

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