Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) has taken part in Historic Scoltand’s Heritage Convention ‘My Home, My Place My Scotland’ at the Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh today. The convention aims to highlight Scotland’s rich cultural heritage and the way that it connects with the lives of those who live and work in or visit our country. The convention will also hosted an exhibition on the topic.
Included in the exhibition is the opportunity to:
Come face to face with Scotland’s oldest known depiction of a human face- the Orkney Venus. Found last summer to international acclaim, the Venus has just completed a tour of Scotland and has been seen by an estimated 100,000 people.
Find out about celebrating and protecting our architecture and enjoy a mini exhibition of the shortlist for Scotland’s best building 2010.
Ask experts about conservation and listed buildings.
Learn more about traditional craft skills through a demonstration by stonemasons in the courtyard.
Meet costumed performers and see replica objects.
Participants at the Convention were addresses by Minister for Culture Fiona Hyslop and considered the question of how to ‘Maximise the community benefit from our heritage’.