Heritage ‘network’ set up for Edinburgh

A NETWORK – comprising local, community and other groups – has been set up to support and promote heritage activity in Edinburgh.

A total of 17 groups – including the conservation and heritage body, Cockburn Association – attended a launch last week of the network, which is the initiative of the city’s Lord Provost, Robert Aldridge.

Says an announcement issued by The City of Edinburgh Council, here: “The network will meet on a quarterly basis with plans to develop a searchable directory of heritage groups within the city and to collaborate on shared issues and opportunities, as well as events and fundraising.

“Membership is only available to heritage groups and organisations based within the city, and not to individuals.”

Adds the announcement, a further aim of the network is “developing and sustaining relationships between local heritage groups and with council services – predominately Archives, Libraries, and Museums and Galleries – and encouraging collaboration and knowledge-sharing”.

Organisations are invited to join the network.

The participating organisations, so far, are:

Old Edinburgh Club

Cramond Heritage Trust

Cramond Association

Juniper Green and Baberton Mains

Portobello Heritage Trust

Victorian Schoolroom, History of Education Centre

Heart of Newhaven Community

Heart of Midlothian Football Club

Colinton Local History Society

Queensferry History Group

Yards Head Leith

Leith Cultural and Heritage Trust

Cockburn Association

Lothian Family History Society

Craigmillar Now

Currie and District Local History Society

Living Memory Association Leith

Wee Museum of Memory

Bridgend Farmhouse

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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