The project is to increase knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the historic environment by minority ethnic communities in Scotland. That the minority ethnic communities are more aware of open events being held by the Historic Environment and the Historic Environment Scotland as an organisation has an increased understanding and opportunities to inter-trade with minority ethnic communities across Scotland. The wider communities and historic sector are aware of the positive benefits of the project.

Main Aims of Project

Roots Scotland project aims to increase minority ethnic communities’ knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the historic environment of Scotland by:

  • Historic Site Visits

  • Bulletins raising awareness of historical events in Scotland

  • Community integration and participation in historical workshops and presentation

Target Communities

Minority Ethnic Communities In Scotland

Roots Scotland Background

Roots Scotland project has been funded by Historic Environment Scotland since 2011. In 2014, Roots Scotland project secured another three years of funding from Historic Environment Scotland. The first half of our new three-year project has been spent on engaging with the community in the historic site visits and historical workshops to create art work for our own community exhibition which will be launched in 2016. It has been a year and a half packed with information and fun. We look forward to continue our work towards the community exhibition in 2016-17.

Funded By

Project Staff

Twinned Board Member

Ghzala Khan
Ghzala KhanProject Co-ordinator
Suzanne Bingham
Suzanne BinghamDevelopment Officer
Dr. Malcolm Green
Dr. Malcolm Green