Judith Anderson, a Cultural Significance Advisor from our Commercial and Tourism team and Mairi Davies, Climate Change Manager, presents The Practice of Monument-visiting.
This talk gives a whistle-stop tour of the long history of our attachment to “venerable ruins”. From 18th century travel guides and the Walter-Scott inspired itineraries of the Victorians onwards, Scotland’s historic monuments proved irresistible to the aesthete and antiquarian alike. By the late 19th century Government stewardship of sites “held for the nation” began in earnest, and heritage was recognised as a public good.
Light refreshments will be available.
Event begins at 6pm with last admission at 6.15pm. Latecomers will not be admitted.
Booking is essential.
If you are a Historic Scotland Member, please bring your membership card to present on arrival with your ticket.
Free parking available at Longmore House.
Image © HES (Tom and Sybil Gray Collection)