This Monday, Scotland will be holding its Launch for the European Union for Cultural Heritage in Edinburgh.

Around 150 organisations have been invited to represent their work and commitment to the Scottish contribution to cultural heritage and the European wide project.

Entertainment will be presented by Innis Carson who will play the anthem of the European commission: Ode to Joy.
(This will be a contribution to the #Ode2Joy challenge for the upcoming Europe Day).

We are looking forward to the attendance of Creative Coathanger, Innerpeffray Library, Biggar MuseumEdinburgh World Heritage, NTS, SNH, Forestry Commission Scotland, BEFS and HES.

Launch is only by invitation only

2018 has been designated the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

Europe’s cultural heritage surrounds us in the buildings of our cities, our landscapes and archaeological sites. It is preserved not only in literature, art and objects but also in craft skills, stories, food and films.

In its diversity, cultural heritage brings us together.

Across the United Kingdom organisations are participating with events that showcase their heritage and their links to European culture.

Getting involved can be as simple as the promotion of an event that’s already planned or an entirely new event that’s put on especially for this year of cultural heritage.