Discover how people and communities are at the heart of Scotland's historic environment.
Our Past, Our Future’s three priority areas for action have been identified through engagement and public consultation. Each priority has a set of three outcomes, making nine in total. Explore the outcomes for Priority 2: Empowering resilient and inclusive communities and places, below.
We will collectively work to deliver this priority throughout the five-year lifespan of the strategy. The more outcomes we achieve, the closer we will be to achieving our mission.
This means ensuring that organisations who make up the backbone of the heritage sector have a viable and secure future.
This means ensuring that communities have a say in what happens to our historic environment.
This means ensuring that the historic environment is welcoming and accessible to all and is supported by diverse and inclusive organisations.
The Montrose Playhouse is a community funded project run by local volunteers as a registered charity. Its origins can be traced back to 2013 when a Montrose-born architectural designer uploaded speculative plans for a new cinema to social media. The site chosen was the derelict local swimming pool that lay empty after a modern facility was built nearby.
The social media post immediately garnered widespread local attention and sparked community discussions about reuse and regeneration of the site. A committee was formed and consultation began on the site’s future. Nine years later, they realised their dream of a cinema and wider cultural and arts hub.
The Montrose Playhouse is now open as an adaptable three-screen cinema with education and exhibition spaces, as well as a retail space and café bar.