The Skills for the Future Team

Aisha’s Placement at Falkland Palace

Posted by in Education & Outreach, Placement

Over the next three months I shall be on placement at the National Trust for Scotland’s Falkland Palace in Fife. My main project shall be working with a P7 class from Falkland Primary School to make them junior garden guides for the Falkland Palace Open Evening. The aim of the project is to strengthen the links between the local community of Falkland and the NTS as an¬†organisation and to get the class involved in the local history.¬†I am really excited to be out and about working with the class to…read more


Spaghetti towers in Stirling Castle: a workshop on heritage education

Posted by in Education & Outreach, Placement

Early last week three of us Education & Outreach trainees attended a workshop hosted by Historic Scotland and run by Ewan McIntosh and Tom Barrett of NoTosh, who had been invited to Stirling Castle to introduce us to a new approach to educational activities. As we trainees are quite new to heritage education, we were looking forward to the prospect of learning the latest ideas and techniques for making visits to places like Stirling Castle a valuable and profitable experience for all learners. We were not disappointed. The process of…read more