To recognise all of the hard work of the young people, host organisations and those involved in the Heritage Horizons project, we held a Celebration of Achievement event on 3 May 2022 at Dunoon Burgh Hall.
Throughout the day we shared the placement stories of the young people involved in the project and heard from professionals working in heritage. You can find out what each placement holder was up to and see what they thought of their placements here.
We also showed two films created by our Modern Apprentice Kirsten Millar, showcasing the placement holders’ experiences, which are now available to watch online.
During the event, we also provided free tours of Joan Eardley (1921-1963) exhibition, which was led by one of the young people Amy Johnstone. Amy took us through the history of Glasgow’s Townhead where Eardley painted and walked us through her technical skills and the science behind art preservation. During the day we also saw another creative outcome created by Jamie MacDonald who produced a film exploring the rining stone on Tiree as part of his placement with Screen Argyll.
Heritage Horizons allowed us to support over 530 direct participants and 535 indirect participants and allow young people to get confidence and skills in the heritage workplace. We want to say to everyone who took part in the event a huge thanks and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.