Introduction   Overview   The shape of the debate   Themes Theme 1 - A National Heritage Collection Theme 2 - Heritage for Communities Theme 3 - Making Heritage Accessible Theme 4 Heritage and Tourism after 2014    
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On 15 August 2014, Stuart Cosgrove, Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 and co-presenter of BBC Radio Scotland’s Off the Ball, kindly agreed to host a discussion about heritage and the National Trust for Scotland.

Stuart was talking with young people of between 16 and 20 years of age and what they said was of genuine interest to anyone who cares about heritage.  It is all too clear that for heritage to be relevant to this age group it must serve purposes that provide direct opportunities for personal and career development.  But it was also true that, although technological solutions are helpful, it is the telling of a story by someone passionate and knowledgeable that really makes the difference in making heritage relevant.

Alastair McIntosh is a founding director of the GalGael Trust in Govan and a Fellow and special advisor to the Centre for Human Ecology.  Here Alastair explains how the Trust provides learning experiences anchored in practical activities, based on heritage and traditional skills, that offers purpose and meaning to people trying to find routes back to employment or away from difficult backgrounds.  Is this a model for the Trust’s future involvement in delivering learning and vocational training.

The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum’s Chris Waddell talks about role of education at the property.

James Carter, a Heritage Interpretation Consultant explains how heritage can be used for learning.

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Historian and TV presenter Dan Snow caused some upset when he suggested that apps were better than books for conveying history. Was he right? 

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