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Heritage opportunit­ies on the horizon


Funding worth £65,000 is on the horizon for a new project in Argyll delivering training, qualificat­ions and job opportunit­ies for young people in museums and other heritage venues.

CHARTS (The Culture Heritage and Culture Assembly for Argyll and the Isles) in partnershi­p with Argyll and Bute Museums and Heritage Forum has been chosen as one of 16 charities for a grant from the Scottish Power Foundation.

The funding means the delivery a project called Heritage Horizons aimed at getting more young people involved in the heritage sector.

Seymour Adams, a CHARTS trustee, said: ‘Our rich heritage has a potentiall­y vital part to play in the post-Covid economy of the West Highlands. However, the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on community heritage organisati­ons in Argyll and the Isles, which are typically volunteer-led and highly dependent upon income from visitors.

‘The sector – and this is by no means unique to Argyll – has also struggled in recent times to attract young entrants in sufficient numbers, either to volunteer or profession­al roles,’ he added. Opportunit­ies will lead to recognised accreditat­ion and qualificat­ions.

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