Making the most of a Family Day Out

Making the most of a Family Day Out

It’s every family’s hope that their days out will be full of fun and making great memories. But those of us working with Heritage sites should ask ourselves; do the families who visit feel truly welcome? Do they have fun? Is it clear there is stuff for them to DO?  My...
Catrine Walks – community built heritage walk ‘app’

Catrine Walks – community built heritage walk ‘app’

Catrine is a small village in East Ayrshire with a fascinating history in the textiles industry. Sadly, not many people have heard of Catrine, certainly not compared to the nearby and better-preserved World Heritage Site of New Lanark. Catrine Community Trust has been...
Lessons from Bannockburn

Lessons from Bannockburn

It’s ok, this is not a Scottish Independence Referendum blog post… The National Trust for Scotland’s Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre  opened in 2014, the 700th Anniversary of the battle itself. I was lucky enough to visit and get a...
Inspiring days

Inspiring days

I’m sure people in all professions value opportunities to get together to “talk shop”; whether it’s teachers’ inset days, pharma sales rep conventions or IT tech shows. But there’s something about working in the cultural sector that...