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Heritage Horizons

About Heritage Horizons

Heritage Horizons aims to address the challenges of an ageing heritage workforce and build youth employability-skills, by creating exciting opportunities for young people across Argyll & Bute. 

Dedicated project coordinators will work alongside organisations to create individual placements of upto 12 weeks, accredited learning opportunities such as skills-building workshops, and school/community visits. Participants will have the chance to discover traditional building skills, archaeology, and museum collections; to make music and apps; and to build skills for the future including working towards a Trinity College Arts Award

Heritage organisations will be supported by regional Heritage Hubs, networks designed to maximise resources and opportunities for young people. The Hubs will also explore the potential for sustained development beyond the life cycle of the project.

Heritage Horizons will primarily focus on the following geographic areas:

South Argyll

  1. Rothesay
  2. Dunoon
  3. Campbeltown

North Argyll

  1. Oban
  2. Isle of Mull
  3. Tiree

We’re delighted to announce that Kirsty McNab and Pamela Campbell have been appointed as part-time Project Coordinators to support the Heritage Horizons project:

Pamela Campbell
My background is in Earth Science, having recently achieved my PhD in Geology from the University of Glasgow, where I’m also a Geology Coordinator for distance and continuing learning at Short Courses. I have an active interest in education and learning, currently working towards a Masters in Education, and am looking forward to facilitating and widening opportunities for young people across Argyll.

Kirsty MacNab
I have a background in museum curation and exhibition management, most recently working at The McManus (Dundee) and The University of Edinburgh. I grew up near Tarbert, and have recently moved to Dunoon. I'm excited to help create opportunities connecting young people with heritage and museums - a career I knew nothing about at school.

To get involved:
Aged 18-30? Join us online on Monday 30 August 2021 (7-9pm) to discover exciting upcoming opportunities for young people in Argyll.

Kirsty MacNab (South Argyll) kirsty@chartsargyllandisles.org
Pamela Campbell (North Argyll) pamela@chartsargyllandisles.org