I am the Project Manager for The Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership. CAVLP was launched in 2012 and aims to conserve, enhance and celebrate the unique landscape and cultural heritage of the Clyde and Avon Valleys. The scenic beauty of area has been recognised and appreciated for centuries. It is a designated Area of Great Landscape Value where ancient woodlands, orchards, farmland, geological features, historic settlements and country estates mingle together to create a distinctive landscape that is unique in Scotland. The Landscape Partnership is funded until 2017 and is comprised of 10 public bodies and charitable organisations. Together, we work with communities and landowners to identify and develop projects which conserve the natural and built heritage of the area, strengthen the connection between people and the landscape and provide a range of volunteering and learning opportunities in traditional heritage skills and land management practices.
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Welcome to our online forum for people connected to our Great Place Scheme programme. As a UK-wide initiative we know how tricky it can be to get people in the same room so an online community is the perfect way to get folks connected, sharing and learning from each other. Whether you are... read more
OUR CRAFT CHANGES LIVES The Dry Stone Walling Association is offering the opportunity to train for a new career in the traditional craft of dry stone walling. With support from Heritage Lottery Fund Skills for the Future Programme , a National Training Bursary Project has been launched. Our new... read more
Yesterday we hosted a really intersting live chat on the topic of 'When is heritage?' . That is to say - how old does something have to be to be considered heritage? We invited some guests along to talk about their HLF-supported projects which deal with what might be considered 'contemporary'... read more
Stories, Stones and Bones was a dedicated programme created to help communities participate in Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology with a focus on engaging new audiences. £850,000 was awarded to 98 projects across Scotland exploring all kinds of heritage. The programme aimed to get... read more