I am Community Engagement and Projects Officer for the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI), a Landscape Partnership Scheme granted HLF Stage 2 approval in March 2014, based around the upper Firth of Forth in the central belt of Scotland. www. innerforthlandscape.co.uk I have been in post since November 2012 to carry out local community engagement and awareness raising, assist partners and voluntary groups with project development and with the Programme Manager and Administrator pull together the IFLI Stage 2 bid and LCAP. I have a BA(Hons) English & American Literature from the University of Manchester and a MSc Conservation from UCL. I have previously worked for third sector conservation organisations and a local authority in various sites around the UK involved in environmental education, volunteer development, site management, visitor engagement and working with local communities and groups. When not at a desk I enjoy getting out and about in the hills and countryside by foot, bike or ski. Or, when the weather's not so kind, baking a nice cake.
What's going on in our community
Yesterday we hosted an engaging live chat about archives , with a host of expert guest who have worked with everything from photos and glass plate negatives, to sound recordings, and even seal blubber stove smoke-stained diaries, maps and letters! It was great to hear about the variety of routes... read more
As part of the HLF South East England Team’s focus on LGBT+ Heritage, we welcome Beth Asbury, the project manager for Out in Oxford , to have a chat with us. The Out In Oxford project, based at the Pitt Rivers Museum, created an LGBT+ Heritage Trail across all of the University of Oxford’s... read more
We have compiled a short handout containing top tips for planning and delivering a project focused on, or involving, community archaeology. It covers: The archaeology project life-cycle Types of activities that can be included Rough guide to costs and support needs Important points to consider... read more
HLF recently spoke to Sado Jirde , Director at the Black South West Network (BSWN), about the HLF-supported There IS Black In The Union Jack project (#ThereISBlackInTheUnionJack). Sado, There IS Black In The Union Jack is a film and history project by BSWN which looks at the relationships between... read more