Landscape and Social Value Workshops

Announcing Landscape and Social Value workshops to aid in the development of SESARF, Tuesday 5th February. SESARF stands for South East Scotland Archaeological Research Framework and is under development by South East Scotland Archaeology Partnership in conjunction with Wessex Archaeology and with support from Historic Environment Scotland and the Society of Antiquaries for Scotland. SESARF has been under development by SESAP (South East Scotland Archaeology Partnership) and Wessex Archaeology since June 2017. The Regional Research Framework (RRF) will cover the council areas of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and The Scottish Borders and is being funded by the Society of Antiquaries for Scotland supported by a grant from Historic Environment Scotland. The RRF is formed around three key themes of Understand, Value and Protect and is continuing to be developed throughout the beginning of 2019 with a wide range of stakeholders.

A more detailed outline of the workshops for Protect and Value is below:

SOUTH EAST SCOTLAND ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH FRAMEWORK

SESARF Part II: PROTECT

Holistic Landscape Management Workshop

5th February 2019

9.30-12.30

Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JL

Refreshments provided

Part II of SESARF aims to increase the understanding of how better to manage and conserve the historic environment as part of wider landscape management processes.

The historic environment is already embedded to some extent within landscape management practices, however it could be further integrated through tools such as more detailed landscape characterisation and joint cultural and natural heritage designations.

Landscape Character Areas and Special Landscape Areas often take account of the historic environment to some extent, but this could be built upon and more detail added. This would allow all stakeholders interested in landscape management to better integrate the historic environment into management and development plans.

The methodologies used by landscape architects and landscape and visual impact assessment consultants for landscape characterisation are generally compatible with the wider view of the historic environment, but the results are not necessarily captured for the purposes of enhanced historic environment baselines and holistic land management.

This inter-disciplinary, inter-sectoral workshop will discuss how we can build upon the existing practice and ensure that the historic environment is more effectively integrated into landscape management practice.

The workshop will comprise a range of short, specialist presentations on key themes mixed with group discussions to support the development of an innovative holistic landscape management Research Agenda for south east Scotland.

SOUTH EAST SCOTLAND ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH FRAMEWORK

SESARF Part III: VALUE 

Social Value in Archaeology and Heritage Workshop

5th February 2019

1.30-4.30

Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JLh

Refreshments provided

Part III of SESARF will be based around the idea of Value and will explore answers to questions surrounding how the archaeology and heritage-related sectors can have a positive impact on social value in the south east of Scotland. Social Value and Social Enterprise projects are increasingly a focus of governmental policy at both a national and regional level. A number of key themes pertaining to social impact have been identified from National and Local Government Single Outcome Agreements as:

  • Inclusivity and Equality
  • Education
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Employment
  • Place Making

The Historic Environment has a vast potential to positively enhance these themes. Currently there are a small number of projects and initiatives in the region that have focussed on delivering Social Value specifically. However, it has been identified that the archaeology and heritage sector could achieve wider and more significant impact by building social value methodologies and wider themes into their project designs from the beginning.

During the workshop we will explore how the work that is already being done can be broadened and incorporated into Social Value and Social Enterprise within the area to achieve genuine, positive impacts on the wider community.

This inter-disciplinary, inter-sectoral workshop will comprise a range of short, specialist presentations on key themes mixed with group discussions to support the development of an innovative value-focussed Research Agenda for historic environment research in south east Scotland.

Please RSVP  to these events by Friday 1st February to email sesarf@wessexarch.co.uk.

More information on SESARF can be found here

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