Heritage Network Conference to be held in January

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Sustainable Development Committee last week agreed that the next Heritage Network Conference for Comainn Eachdraidh and other community organisations will be held on 17, 18 and 19 January 2018 at Sgoil Lionacleit, Isle of Benbecula.

The theme of the Conference will be “Building a Heritage Strategy for the Outer Hebrides” and will include a comprehensive piece of work mapping the heritage sector. This includes analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing heritage organisations and prioritisation of project ideas.

Speakers will include Alison Boyle of The Highland Museum of Childhood and Lorna Cruickshank of Highland Council who will discuss the level of support and resources shared between Highland Council and independent museums in the area.

Visitor attendance at Museum nan Eilean Lews Castle continues to outperform expectations with a target of 35,000 visitors for 2018/19.