PAST EVENT: Scotland's Community Heritage Conference in Aberdeen

Join Scotland's communities as they share their heritage at the third and final Community Heritage Conference of 2016.

Aberdeen Town House, Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ

About the event

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference celebrates public archaeology, showcases community-led projects across Scotland and supports people as they explore their connection to the past. The event is open to anyone with an interest in history, heritage or archaeology, and includes excellent talks, interactive workshops, inspirational displays and stimulating networking opportunities. 

The afternoon session will focus on oral histories and how to record and store memories.

This event has a charge of £10 to cover catering and refreshments, and can be booked via Eventbrite.

A photograph of a man standing at a podium, presenting to an audience.

Getting involved

If you would like to exhibit your own recent research, community project or local history documents, please feel free to contact us to reserve a display space (tables provided).

Our One Minute Mayhem slot gives you all the chance to stand up and make your own contribution on anything heritage-related (as long as you can do it in 60 seconds!)

Contact the conference mailbox at for more information.

More information

We'll be communicating key messages from the conferences through:

  • live Twitter feed throughout the day - join in with #CHCAbdn
  • Alex Hale, our resident scriber, will capture the ideas of the day in drawings and doodles
  • many talks and workshops will be filmed for the benefit of those who can’t attend
  • photographers will be on hand to record the conference’s activities and displays. A selection of these may be used to report the conference online and in print.

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference is organised by a partnership of several organisations: Archaeology ScotlandHistoric Environment ScotlandScotland's Urban Past, the SCAPE TrustDig It! 2017 and Northlight Heritage.