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C O N T E X T 1 5 5 : J U L Y 2 0 1 8 31 Theory and practice present day.The nationalist graffiti is singled out by some as part of the counter-culture of Dumby, with ‘Saor Alba’ (‘Free Scotland’) inscriptions appearing at different times, including some dating from the 1979 Scottish referendum. Participatory methodologies like those used in the ACCORD project can provide the basis for sensitive management and conservation plan- ning. Indeed, in 2016 Historic Environment Scotland asked the ACCORD team to provide an account of its significance in terms of climb- ing heritage for the social value section of the statement of cultural significance for Dumbarton Rock.This should ensure continuing official rec- ognition of the symbolic importance of the site for Scotland’s climbing heritage. The attendant danger is that such inscription risks fixing and objectifying certain kinds of values. One of the key findings of the ACCORD project pertains to the dynamic processes and practices involved in valuing heritage places. In particular, the act of participatory community recording, in this case using digital technologies, has the potential to enhance the values associ- ated with the heritage places they represent, and in some cases even create new forms of value (see Jones et al, 2017). This dynamic creates dilemmas that both academics and heritage pro- fessionals continue to grapple with, but which will require iterative forms of heritage practice capable of recognising the fluid and complex values involved in the production of heritage. References The digital data and models resulting from the ACCORD project, along with statements of social value, have been permanently archived with Archaeology Data Service (doi: https://doi.org/10.5284/1042733 ). Hale, Alex, Alison Fischer, John Hutchinson, Stuart Jeffrey, Siân Jones, Mhairi Maxwell, and John Stewart Watson (2017) ‘Disrupting the Heritage of Place: how counter archaeologies were practiced by the ACCORD Project at Dumby, Scotland’, World Archaeology 49(3) Jeffrey, Stuart, Alex Hale, Cara Jones, SiânJones, and Mhairi Maxwell (2015) ‘The ACCORD project: archaeological community co-production of research resources’ in Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, CAA 2014 , edited by François Giligny, François Djindjian, L Costa, Paola Moscati and S Robert, 1-7. Paris: CAA Jones, Siân (2016) ‘Wrestling with the Social Value of Heritage: problems, dilemmas and opportunities’ Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage, 4:1 Siân Jones, Stuart Jeffrey, Mhairi Maxwell, Alex Hale and Cara Jones (2017) ‘3D Heritage Visualisation and the Negotiation of Authenticity: the ACCORD project’, International Journal of Heritage Studies , 24(4) Siân Jones, Division of History and Politics, University of Stirling Alex Hale, Historic Environment Scotland, Edinburgh Stuart Jeffrey, School of Simulation and Visualisation, Glasgow School of Art John Hutchinson, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, East Quadrangle, University of Glasgow Mhairi Maxwell, V&A Dundee John Stewart Watson, Stone Country Press, Glasgow ACCORD work in progress: a photogrammetric model of Pongo boulder and (below) processing images in the field (Photo: ACCORD, CC-BY)

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