In this short video, Aerial Photographer Robert Adam explains how photographing the historic environment from above can give us context we may not have had before.
In addition to conducting and commissioning our own research and investigation, we do a range of outreach work to make sure Scotland’s stories are recorded. One example is Scotland’s Urban Past, a five-year community project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Bryony Jackson, Events and Communications Officer, explains:
“Our passion is empowering the public to understand and record the historic environment. We spend most of our time training communities to investigate, record and interpret the places that matter to them. We deliver all sorts of training, from hands-on photography workshops to oral history recording and information on identifying and interpreting buildings.
“Community-led projects we’re supporting at the moment include documenting the restoration and transformation of Merkinch Welfare Hall in the heart of Inverness, and mapping changes to buildings in Campbeltown with the Old Pals – a group established to combat isolation in elderly men.
“The information, images and research produced by these communities are added to Canmore, the online catalogue of Scotland’s archaeology, buildings, industrial and maritime heritage. It’s exciting to see members of the public recording and contributing valuable facts about our historic environment, increasing everyone’s understanding and enjoyment of Scotland’s urban past.”
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