Understand how our historic environment can enrich our communities and help our local places to thrive.
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 3: Building a wellbeing economy , 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 the sector contributes to Scotland’s economy, operating within environmental limits, and enabling current and future generations to live well.
Fair Work means promoting fair pay, conditions, and employment opportunities across the historic environment sector.
This means encouraging diverse forms of engagement and promoting broader participation with our past so that the historic environment enhances wellbeing.
The Ridge in Dunbar was set up in 2012 and has grown organically since. They provide training and support to help people find employment locally, often through the maintenance of historic buildings. They offer a range of practical support to allow more vulnerable members of the community to overcome barriers.
They also promote and make available the health and wellbeing benefits of the historic environment to the local economy. They do this by improving Dunbar town centre as a tourist attraction, as well as an attractive place for local people to live, work, and shop.