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Video Feature: Towards a National Collection?

On 15 May 2014, the National Trust for Scotland staged at conference at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh.

The purpose of the event was to bring together a range of people from the private, charitable and public sectors and all involved in caring for heritage properties.  The question they were asked to address was whether or not a national collection of historic places was a desirable and viable option in the current economic climate.
As part of the discussions, delegates were invited to learn more about the Scottish Government’s plans for the sector, as expressed through the strategy Our Place in Time and arrangements to merge the public sector agencies Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland into a single new body called Historic Environment Scotland.

There were also keynote speeches by heritage experts who provided their own perspectives on the issues raised and explained how collections are managed outside Scotland.

NTS Trustee Keith Griffiths attended the conference and introduces interviews with some of the key speakers.