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IHBC 2022 Annual School

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IHBC’s 2022 Annual School welcomes Scotland’s support for heritage, volunteers and small charities.

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation will host its Annual School and Conference in Aberdeen from 15-18th June,

This year’s event will explore heritage care and challenges in the 21st Century as it looks at ‘Heritage on the Edge’.

The IHBC’s celebrated annual conferences are a major annual event in the calendar of built and historic environment conservation practitioners across the UK and beyond. As such, the Aberdeen School is delighted to welcome delegates - both in-person and virtually - with live and recorded presenters highlighting the tremendous wealth of old and more recent heritage in Scotland, particularly across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

We are especially proud to have opening addresses from both Angus Robertson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, and Griff Rhys Jones, as the media’s most generous advocate of people’s heritage.

Scotland’s Culture Secretary Angus Robertson said: “We’re fortunate that we have such an impressive array of historic buildings in Scotland and this conference offers a timely opportunity to promote heritage-led regeneration as part of the solution to overcoming economic and social challenges. And given the impact of climate change on our physical environment, the discussions around how we can protect and enhance our heritage in both urban and rural areas are hugely important.”

Griff Rhys Jones said: “I wrote in my introduction to the IHBC’s 2020 Yearbook that ‘I believe more than anything that conservation is about the future’, and that conservation is there ‘to help manage change’. I am delighted to explore these matters further in conversation with the IHBC, and help shape discussions at its 2022 Aberdeen School in June.”

IHBC’s Chair David McDonald said: “I’m really looking forward to my visit to the Granite City, not only because I’m Scottish, but because there will be much for us to learn about heritage protection and practice ‘on the edge’.”

The IHBC is also delighted to celebrate the warm support for our conference from both Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen councils, as well as numerous other contributors to our extended programme. In particular our thanks go to the smaller charities, the many volunteers and the linked networks that have made sure this event will highlight Scotland’s place in managing heritage with the most impressive of local and global values.


The contents of this article were published as a press release on 13 June 2022.

--Institute of Historic Building Conservation

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