The Scottish Strategic Archaeology Committee (SSAC) and Historic Scotland have launched a consultation paper looking at the role that archaeology can plan in Scotland's future.
The consultation, Scotland's Archaeology Strategy: What role should archaeology play in Scotland's future?, sets out a ten-year strategy to ensure that the cultural and economic value of archaeology is fully realised for the benefit of all in Scotland. The document explores opportunities to ensure that archaeology in Scotland can fully contribute to understanding the past, to a sense of identity, and also to overall wellbeing.
The Scottish Strategic Archaeology Committee is asking for comments on how well the Strategy represents the interests and aspirations for archaeology in Scotland by 9th June 2015.
The Scottish Strategic Archaeology Committee (SSAC) was formed in 2014 and provides advice and guidance to the Archaeology Strategy Team at Historic Environment Scotland on the development and implementation of the Archaeology Strategy for Scotland. The Strategy Consultation comes out of Our Place in Time, the Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland (2014) – a high level framework which sets out a 10 year vision for the historic environment in Scotland.
For more information see the Historic Scotland website.