As part of this project, research will be taking place at at a selection of study sites around Scotland. The project takes a broad definition of the historic environment; the study sites may be nationally recognised monuments, such as those managed by Historic Scotland, or local places that are important to particular communities or groups.
Sites have been selected that encompass a range of different contexts (in terms of social/cultural groups, conservation management and change processes) and are of different characters (in terms of environment, typology and status).
It is not possible to cover the full scope of geographical areas or types of site occurring in Scotland in one project. In making the selection, we were looking to identify a group of sites that would tell us about how the different methods and approaches for assessing social value work in a range of contexts. These will not necessarily be the most typical or common scenarios, but could be the most critical or testing cases.
The research period begins in October 2018 and will run until late 2019. During that time, research will take place at multiple sites, some of which will be visited repeatedly and when different activities are taking place.
Information about the case studies will be posted here as research at each site commences.