My Place Mentoring

My Place Mentoring is a capacity-building programme designed to build skills, knowledge and connections in Scotland’s community groups. Its aim is to empower disenfranchised communities in Scotland to engage with their local environment in a meaningful way that changes spaces and places for the better.  By marginal, we mean both geographically and economically disadvantaged by current support provision within the heritage sector. We expect potential projects to involve community groups wanting to make a positive impact on built heritage, parks and amenity spaces such as graveyards, memorials, and coastal features. By impact we mean projects that involve taking full or partial ownership of a place, refurbishment schemes, meanwhile uses, and new build.

We aim to help amenity groups to build capacity to save their heritage through strengthening their organisation, improving their fundraising abilities, and helping them to be more inclusive and representative of their local community.



Heritage Management Toolkit

Over the past 40 years, the Scottish Civic Trust has taken an active interest in the quality of development across Scotland.  Well informed independent advice and opinion can pay an important role in planning and the Trust and its affiliated local civic groups regularly comments on planning applications as they relate to the historic environment.

There is a wealth of information, policy, legislation and guidance available aimed at those involved with protecting, managing and reimagining our historic buildings, and this toolkit aims to signpost this existing information.

This toolkit explores and guides on ways to effectively manage Scotland’s historic environment and enables all those with an interest to participate in the planning process. It aims to be a dynamic resource, which will be amended and added to.


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Destination High Street

2018 Annual Conference

Our annual conference is now confirmed for the 7th November!

A joint conference from AHSS and Scottish Civic Trust.

We’ll be discussing the High Street  – what makes it great, and how we can make it the centre of community life – alongside our friends at the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland and a host of speakers.

See the full programme here and book your place now via  Eventbrite.

9.30am – 5.30pm, 7th November 2018

The Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow


Over 100 trusts and societies are affiliated with the Scottish Civic Trust.

Find your local trust and join up!


Do you have spare time?  Would you like to help our team?  We regularly offer volunteering opportunities at the Scottish Civic Trust’s offices to support our heritage events and activities.  Keep an eye on our news stories to find out if any of our projects are offering volunteer opportunities.  You will be supported through all tasks and will gain experience in a range of tasks associated with heritage.

All volunteer opportunities will be hosted at our office in Glasgow City Centre, unless otherwise stated.  We will reimburse travel expenses within Glasgow. There is limited access for people with mobility issues as there are steps leading up from the pavement, as well as stairs within the property leading to our first floor offices, and second floor toilets.