Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference- Aberdeen

Every year in Scotland there is a conference that is a bit unique in archaeology, professionals are not allowed to give papers… for the most part. All the presentations are by community members on heritage projects. There is a Minute of Mayhem when anyone can present a brief review of their work in under a minute in which professionals can participate in that. Also, some opening and closing talks are by professionals but for the most part it is a COMMUNITY heritage conference.

This year the organisers did something a little different and instead of having one large conference they had three smaller conferences all around Scotland. I videoed two of these conferences and below you can find the videos to the Aberdeen conference.
Spittal, Shielings and Stills

Irvine Ross (Glen Muick survey)

The Salmon Bothy and traditional boat-building

Lorna Summers (Portsoy Salmon Bothy)

Huntly Histories

Anne Murray

Hillhead, Balbithan and beyond

Stewart MacIntyre (NE Scotland Archaeological Research Society)

Community heritage on Eigg

Anna Mayhew and Lewis Matheson-Skills for the Future Trainees, HES

One Minute Mayhem 60-second presentations against the clock

Connecting Scotland’s Sound Project

Amy McDonald

Aberdeen Women’s Alliance

Fiona Rennie

Alyth Community Trust

Marian Bruce & Clare Cooper