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Join us in Dunfermline for the heritage networking event of the year

Sunday 29th September – Tuesday 1st October

Heritage Trust Network is bringing its conference to Scotland in 2024.

Conference is always the highlight of the year; a fun and friendly mix of inspirational speakers, lively discussions and fascinating tours and visits to historic sites and community projects.

Dunfermline has been chosen as the venue because of its fascinating mix of historic sites and the way local organisations are working together to make the most of its heritage assets following the granting of city status in 2022. The incredible philanthropic legacy of Andrew Carnegie is woven through the city’s cultural infrastructure. Network member, Fife Historic Buildings Trust, has recently been granted three-years of funding to help it develop restoration and re-use projects in Dunfermline.

Programme

The programme is currently being developed but here is an outline of what we have in mind…

Sunday 29th September and  Tuesday 1st October

Tours and visits which are likely to include Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries, Abbot House, Pittencrieff House, St Margaret’s Cave, Fire Station Creative. Further afield tours are likely to include the Scottish Lime Centre, Culross and Inverkeithing.

Monday 30th September

Full day conference at the art deco, Glen Pavilion in Pittencrieff Park. Speakers from major heritage organisations and community heritage projects in Scotland. Workshops focussing on building resilient organisations to deliver heritage regeneration to benefit local communities. Stalls from a range of heritage businesses and support organisations.
Conference Dinner (venue to tbc) is always a magnificent affair with some local entertainment guaranteed.

If you have ideas about potential content for the Conference please contact our conference organiser, Hannah Thompson.

Tickets:

Book your tickets here

Early bird tickets will be on sale from 15th April. Network, Partner and Supporter members will receive discount codes that morning.

Access

We will be working to make this conference as accessible as possible. Details of venue access arrangements will be available soon.

Accommodation

Hotel accomodation in Dunfermline is limited. We strongly recommend early booking. A special link to information on hotels will appear here soon.

Sponsorship, Advertising & Exhibiting Opportunities:

Heritage Trust Network Conference is a unique opportunity for heritage businesses to connect with leaders of community heritage organisations carrying out restoration projects and managing sites throughout the UK.  Throughout the event there are sponsorship, advertising and exhibiting opportunities, please contact Hannah Thompson for more information.

Heritage Trust Network is the UK’s leading membership organisation for charities, community organisations and social enterprises that are rescuing, restoring and managing historic buildings, structures and spaces. Click here to join the Network and get access to discounted Conference tickets.

Our Sponsors 

Logo of the Architectural Heritage Fund with their strap line " Transforming heritage"
Historic Environment Scotland Logo

Questions about Conference 2024? Get in touch: admin@heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk