You are most welcome to register for this event, open to Fellows and their guests from Scotland and North Northumberland.
This follows a recent Galashiels Chamber of Commerce meeting attended by a number of RSA Fellows at which a delegate expressed interest in World Heritage inscription for the Borders.
The meeting will address both the UNESCO Forth Rail Bridge inscription process, “The World Heritage Journey”, and the theme of small towns, “Scotland’s small towns: a stalled engine for growth?” The latter subject follows on from both the Town Centres and High Streets RSA event of June 2013 held at SBC Headquarters and a more recent meeting,“Borderlands”, held in Melrose. The aim is to consider whether there is a project for the RSA to address in the Borders.
This event is free to attend, but you will need to book your place via this page. Any questions, please contact Ann Packard: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there. Please see below for information on each of our speakers.
Location: Trinity Centre, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, High Cross Avenue, Melrose, TD6 9SU
Jim Metcalfe (CUKT): Scotland’s small towns: a stalled engine for growth?
Miles Oglethorpe (HES): The World Heritage Journey
Jim Metcalfe, Head of Practice & Development, Carnegie UK Trust (CUKT)
Jim Metcalfe is head of practice and development at CUKT. He leads the Trust’s “Flourishing Towns” programme of interdisciplinary work on growing innovation in small and medium sized town communities. Previously Jim worked as a researcher and manager for MPs Gordon Brown and John Healey, as a director of Age Concern England, in addition to a range of other roles in the voluntary sector and corporate public affairs. He read history at Oxford University and was an executive member of the Oxford University Student Union. In recent years he has represented Carnegie UK on expert panels and advisory boards for Inspiring Scotland, ACF Northern Ireland, UK Defra, the Scottish Government and Parliament, the European Commission, and the Global Philanthropy Forum. He is a board member of the Scottish Strengthening Communities project. Jim is a Trustee and Director of the UK Energy Saving Trust Foundation and a member of the UK Council of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies.
Dr Miles Oglethorpe FRSA FSA(Scot), Head of Industrial Heritage, Conservation Directorate, Historic Environment Scotland (HES)
Miles Oglethorpe is Head of Industrial Heritage at HES, the public body responsible for the protection and promotion of the historic environment in Scotland. After graduating from the University of Durham, he completed his PhD at the University of Glasgow, subsequently joining Strathclyde University’s Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey Unit in 1983. From 1985, he worked at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland in Edinburgh, moving to Historic Scotland in 2007. He has since fulfilled a number of roles there, including Head of Education, Outreach and Publications, Deputy Chief Inspector, and Head of Policy. He has been a member of the Board of TICCIH (The International Committee on the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage) since 2003. Most recently he led the team responsible for the inscription of The Forth Bridge onto UNESCO's World Heritage list.