Connecting people with cultural and natural heritage in Bulgaria, and lessons for Scotland
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Connecting people with cultural and natural heritage in Bulgaria, and lessons for Scotland

The Association was set up after our host Velis and her co-worker Iva were touring the villages of the Plateau more than a decade ago and looking into ways they could help the region develop for the benefit of the residents. They discovered people in neighbouring villages with similar interests but no communication between them, a lack of accommodation for visitors, and rich cultural and natural heritage – worth sharing – that had been ignored, mistreated or neglected. Relying on the memories and experiences of local people, they found and cleared up some of these sites, installing interpretation and path networks, and advertised them in tourist guides. Visitor numbers went from 15,000 per year to more than 250,000 in only a few years

Study Visit to Bulgaria & the Devetaki Plateau
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Study Visit to Bulgaria & the Devetaki Plateau

Infrastructure improvements are generally costly, but DTA has made significant inroads into connecting the villages to twenty-first century Bulgaria and the rest of the world by the installation of publicly available internet facilities in each of the community centres. Residents, with suitable training, are thus able to read news, contact relatives, order goods and otherwise develop and maintain contacts with other parts of Bulgaria and the wider world. DTA has also initiated language classes, a project which has many potential benefits in the wider tourism strategy for the area.

The STEM Programme: traditional skills & sustainable materials
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The STEM Programme: traditional skills & sustainable materials

The STEM Programme (Traditional Skills & Sustainable Materials) The overall aim of STEM is to improve the knowledge, experience and engagement of Scottish professionals, to ensure that traditional skills and sustainable materials continue to survive as a dynamic part of our common European heritage and provide employment, training and enjoyment for all. Traditional skills and […]

The NET Programme: managing our natural & cultural heritage assets
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The NET Programme: managing our natural & cultural heritage assets

The NET Programme (Managing Our Natural & Cultural Heritage Assets) NET aims to train, inspire and connect Scottish professionals in order to tackle complex issues of nature conservation and culture heritage management. The NET programme has been running for 6 years and each year we send over 100 Scottish heritage professionals to our training host […]

SLOVAKIA: Exploring Community Heritage in Southern Slovakia, Lišov Museum
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SLOVAKIA: Exploring Community Heritage in Southern Slovakia, Lišov Museum

Update 7th May 2020: Course postponed. There are currently 2 spaces available on this course. If you would like to attend please send an expression of interest and we will contact you when the course dates are confirmed. Hosts: Adriana Patkova & Jakub Dvorsky (Lišov Museum) Course Dates: 30 April to 7 May 2020 Application […]

BULGARIA: Community Engagement & Rural Development in the Devetaki Plateau
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BULGARIA: Community Engagement & Rural Development in the Devetaki Plateau

Update 7th May 2020: course postponed. There are currently 2 spaces available on this course. If you would like to attend please email an expression of interest and we will contact you when the course dates are confirmed. Host: Velis Chilingirova & Iva Taralezhkova (Devetaki Plateau Association) Course Dates: 17 – 24 May 2020 Application […]

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