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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 (afternoon)

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.

In the evening there will be a drinks reception to welcome you to Conference and Dunfermline at the Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries.

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 is always a magnificent affair with some local entertainment guaranteed. In a new departure this year our setting will be the post-agricultural-chic of the Den at Culross.

Tuesday 1st October (morning)

Another opportunity to visit community projects and historic sites in and around Dunfermline. Followed by a farewell lunch.

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

Tickets:

Book your tickets

Early bird tickets are now on sale. There are a limited number of these and when they are gone they are gone.

Network, Partner and Supporter members have been sent codes to access additional £50 discounts. If you are in one of those membership categories and cannot find your code please email us.

Join the Network and get access to discounted Conference tickets.

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 booking early. There are two city centre hotels; City Hotel and the Guildhall & Linen Exchange (Wetherspoons). Garvock House and Pitbauchlie House are slightly further out. The budget chains Holiday Inn Express, Travelodge and Premier Inn operate hotels on the edge of the city near the M90 motorway. We will be exploring whether coach transport or a taxi-sharing arrangement can be organised from those hotels.
The link below from Fife Council provides preferential rates at Garvock, Pitbauchlie and other hotels as well as information about restaurants and other attractions. Why not come early and enjoy a long weekend in Dunfermline and Fife before getting stuck into Conference?

Hotels and local info

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.

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