IHBC’s Context covering the Scottish Highlands and Islands offers insights from Kenneth McElroy, Director of the Caithness Broch Project on what that project can teach us about how a voluntary grass roots organisation, looking to construct a ‘full scale replica’ of the remnant, can help reveal historic values for diverse audiences.
image: Context 158, p24 – Caithness Broch Project
Caithness is traditionally ‘under the radar’ of many tourists, and it is the ambition of Caithness Broch Project (CBP) – a small, grass-roots archaeological charity seeking to promote Caithness as a heritage tourism destination – to unravel some of the mysteries of the broch, ‘by constructing a full-scale replica’!
At the crux of these events is the theme of accessibility – opening up archaeology to as many people as possible, as much as possible.
You can see more about this unique organisation and how it wants to increase the understanding and appreciation of the historic landscape.
For your IHBC CPD boost, as well as reviewing the content, you might also explore with colleagues how approaches like this can help deliver conservation outcomes.
See more in Context 158
Follow Caithness Broch project on their website or social media at thebrochproject.co.uk
See the institute’s formal guidance paper on IHBC CPD (scheduled for update)
See more on the IHBC competences