2017 is Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology so we asked you about the places and buildings you care about – the places you want to ensure can be enjoyed by generations to come!
Heritage comes in all different forms, shapes and sizes. When you think about where you live, what are the places and buildings that are important to you – the things that make you feel proud and have special meaning for your community?
As part of Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, we asked people to tell us about the places in Scotland that matter to them. 2,000 people from across all of Scotland’s local authorities took part in the conversation about how Scotland’s places, buildings and monuments should be recognised and celebrated.
Among the diverse answers that came back were personal stories associated with locations in Scotland alongside places of national and international importance. One participant described their Dundee heritage at a workshop:
"There are sights, smells and sounds you don't experience anymore. The 1pm bell used to go off at factories. The opening of factory gates saw hundreds of people throng the streets. Phones and typewriters and police cars all sounded different. The noise of trams tooting, the conductor's bell on the No 73 bus in Dundee."
Download the full What's Your Heritage? consultation report and discover more of the passion and interest in the historic environment shown by Scotland's people.