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Historic Environment Scotland plans three interactive workshops next month to explore how public bodies can better support the intangible cultural heritage of the Outer Hebrides.

The free workshops are being held to gather local public opinion on how best to safeguard intangible heritage for the future.

Comments Historic Environment Scotland: “Intangible Cultural Heritage – or ‘living heritage’ - is an area of growing global significance. It is an acknowledgement that heritage is not just monuments and objects that have been placed in a museum - it is part of our culture in the present day and involves elements that are passed down between generations and taken with us into the future.

“The Outer Hebrides has a rich resource of intangible cultural heritage, including language, traditions, rituals, songs, crafts and much more. This living heritage might not have a fixed shape, but is vital to understanding our places and making sense of who we are.”

The first of the workshops is to be in the Seallam! Visitor Centre on Thursday, June 1, from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm.

On Friday, June 2, the workshop will run at Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn Business Centre from 10 am to 2 pm.

The final workshop is on Saturday, June 3, from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm in Museum & Tasglann nan Eilean, Stornoway.

The events are run by Historic Environment Scotland in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland and funded by The British Academy Early Career Researcher Network.