This volume deals with policy, methods and techniques for the stewardship of our land and our cultural assets. The focus is on interpretation and presentation of heritage themes, and the papers should be of interest to those concerned with school and university curricula, those working in museums and galleries, and those in charge of parks and tourist enterprises. Individual contributions celebrate achievements and debate issues relating to the natural and built environment, the future of green tourism, planning and interpretation in museums, parks and private estates.
The authors include: Professor David Lowenthal on cultural landscapes; Charles McKean on architecture; David Macmillan on the arts; John Purser on music; Elisabeth Luard on cooking; the Earl of Glasgow on the opening of a family estate to the public; and Gordon Baxter on the heritage of one of Scotland's great enterprise stories in the food industry. The main theme of the book is that we do not always take enough pride in our heritage which is often undervalued and neglected. Positive action is required to raise awareness, to foster respect for our inheritance and to generate a new kind of enterprise that will not endanger the heritage resources on which we depend for enjoyment and jobs.
Part 1 Cultural landscapes - an holistic view of the environment: landscape as heritage - national scenes and global changes, David Lowenthal; the elusive reality of landscape - concepts and approaches of landscape, Michael Jones; cultural landscapes - the need for a political perspective, Harold Eidsvik; a study in Nordic landscape planning, Magne Bruun; issues facing Scotland, John Arnott; the Scottishness of Scottish architecture - building for people and places, Charles McKean; farm buildings in Norway, Jan Vage; towards a common language - the unifying perceptions of an integrated approach, Lesley Macinnes; a journey through Scotland, John Foster. Part 2 Planning for interpretation - working together in partnership: discovering the personality of a region - strategic interpretation in Scotland, Magnus Fladmark; the Scottish parks system - a strategy for conservation and enjoyment, Timothy Edwards et al; integrated strategies in national parks - experience in England and Wales, Peter Freeman and Tim Haley; access through hostelling - the role and policies of SYHA, Philip Lawson and Magnus Fladmark; explaining the local heritage - the role of a regional archaeologist, Ian Shepherd; the heritage of Aberdeen, James Wyness. Part 3 Interpretation and presentation - studies in telling the story: the NorthEast of Scotland Agricultural Heritage Centre - interpretation at Aden, Andrew Hill; the new Lanark story, James Arnold; Chatelherault - the restoration and interpretation of a folly, James Brockie; Kelburn Country Centre - presenting a family heritage, The Earl of Glasgow; Baxters and its visitor centre, Gordon Baxter and Finlay Weir; the British Golf Museum, Peter Lewis; at their country's call - the heritage of soldiering in Scotland, Stephen Wood. Part 4 The arts and crafts - calling upon the muses: our heritage - not just an armchair at the fireside of history, Duncan Macmillan; the timeless heritage of music, John Purser; the Scottish tradition of story telling, Donald Archie MacDonald; everyman's furniture in Lowland Scotland, David Jones; bowyery and fletching - the ancient crafts of archer, Hugh Soar; heritage is in the hearth, Elisabeth Luard.