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Slovakia’s unspoken history – Kathleen Boal – Learning manager – Cullodean Battlefield and Visitors Centre

“Slovakia is an amazing place with a powerful story; a place and a people worth getting to know better.” Kathleen Boal

Svidnik war memorial

In May of 2014 I had the opportunity to participate in an Arch Trip to Slovakia. Arch is a Non-Government Organisation promoting […]
 
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Estonia Report – Joseph Waterfield

“Heritage is not something that should be kept behind closed doors, it is something that should be shared. Folk heritage is valuable for its own sake, but we only protect it by using it, and we can strengthen it by sharing it. Teaching other people our dance moves, helping other people to love our poems.” […]
 
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Islands, Iconic wildlife, Ice roads and Independence

Estonian exchange trip

August 2014

Kirsty Rosie

Highland Council Ranger Service

In this report I will outline the project and my involvement in it, then the timetabled visits and activities. I will then focus on the aspects I felt had most relevance to me and lastly make suggestions for what I can do […]
 
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A JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAND OF STORY

ARCH TRAINER EXCHANGE – CHIST 3 PROJECT TO

ESTONIA 24th – 31st AUGUST 2014

Claire Hewitt Storyteller and handmaker

 

These two old photographs for me tell the heart of our journey through Estonia – meetings with ordinary yet extraordinary people who have faced occupation of their tiny country and yet inspite of this […]
 
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Helen Watkins Bulgaria Report

Cultural Heritage Interpretation and Sustainable Tourism in Bulgaria 22nd-29th June 2014 Helen Watkins, Glasgow Museums

The 4am rendezvous at was tough but we bonded over coffee at horribly-early-o-clock in the departure lounge at Edinburgh airport, bleary-eyed but excited about our upcoming adventure. There were six of us, all involved in the Scottish heritage […]
 
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Eastern Slovakia: Stories, Interaction and Engagement.

 

Visiting another country and culture can certainly be an eye opening adventure, but when you get the chance to experience it with the guidance of a local who has a keen and devoted knowledge, there is the potential for it to be an even more rewarding and revealing event. Our visit to […]
 
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Education, Tradition and Culture in Bulgaria

ARCH Trainer Exchange

Funded by Leonardo Da Vinci

CHIST 3

Cultural Heritage Interpretation and Sustainable Tourism

Bulgaria’s Tangible and Intangible […]
 
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Iceland Report 2014

“Achieving a sustainable balance between the promotion of heritage tourism and the conservation of the very artefacts one seeks to increase access to is a universal dichotomy, and my observations during the week have been most thought provoking. “ Neil Buchan Cultural Heritage Interpretation and Sustainable Tourism CHIST 3: Iceland 18 – 25 May […]
 
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Bethan Morris – Bulgaria report

“It seems that the direct interpretation of collections is often dependent on the initiative of local folklore groups. It was those moments and visits like this, which brought the collections and houses we were visiting really to life. It reminded me of the way we are trying to communicate and get visitors […]
 
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Cyprus Jill de Fesnes

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“Discussion took place about how this type of activity could be promoted – both in Cyprus and back home in Scotland, if foraging walks or mountain biking trails could be advertised either as written texts, mobile phone applications – or as guided tours, with descriptions of the local environment, plants and wildlife incorporated into them. […]
 
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