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YS2022 Intangible Cultural Heritage workshops


In addition to providing Community Stories Fund recipients with advice and resources on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), Museums Galleries Scotland is also offering training on the subject.

ICH encompasses stories, oral traditions, myths, legends, expressions, dialect words and so much more, and many projects supported through the Community Stories Fund feature elements of this living heritage.

Two online workshops will explore definitions and examples of ICH, how it can be recorded and safeguarded, as well as outlining further support available. These sessions will be delivered by Museums Galleries Scotland staff members Peter Hewitt, ICH Officer, and Jacob O’Sullivan, Collections & Interpretation Manager.

Funding recipients will be emailed invites to the workshops and video recordings will be shared on this webpage afterwards.

If you have any questions about this training, please contact Jacob at


Hero image: History and Horror Tour of Perth (credit: VisitScotland / Luigi Di Pasquale)

Workshop 1: Introduction to Intangible Cultural Heritage

This introductory online workshop looks at definitions, examples and case studies of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), as well as outlining the support available to help funding recipients showcase and safeguard ICH activity.

The nature of the Community Stories Fund lends itself to numerous possibilities of using, celebrating and safeguarding ICH. Many of the projects supported by this fund include ICH elements and there is great potential to further explore and enhance these, thereby establishing greater legacy for these projects.

But don’t worry if you don’t think your Year of Stories project involves ICH, this will be a great opportunity for you to learn more about ICH and how to potentially host this type of activity in the future.

This workshop took place in April 2022, a video recording will be shared here soon.

Workshop 2: Intangible Cultural Heritage - Overview and Next Steps

Thursday 16 June (10.30am–12.30pm)

More details will be shared here, and an invite will be emailed to funding recipients, soon. In the meantime, please put the date in your diary.