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
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