Deterioration and loss of the historic environment due to natural processes already outpaces available resources for action, and the effects of climate change will accelerate the threat over the coming century. This brings an imperative to grasp the issue of heritage loss and prioritise action and resources. In order to prioritise, we need to have a clearer understanding of what and where is most vulnerable, what is the value of heritage to people, what ranges of options are available for taking action, and who should be involved in the decision-making process.
This is what Learning from Loss programme set out to do. During a twelve-day fieldtrip and series of workshops, over 100 participants comprised of researchers and practitioners from the US and Scotland, working alongside community stakeholders, used their collective expertise and experience in threatened coastal archaeological heritage and carved stone monuments to examine the issues.
The aim was to provide insights into how we manage change and foster greater understanding of climate change impacts in Scotland by 2030.
Outcomes from the programme have been used as a resource for a wider audience to learn about and apply the findings in their own work, as well as for Historic Environment Scotland in their Archaeology Strategy.
To mark 10 years of SUII, we designed a series of posters and collaborated with Woods Noble Video to produce videos showcasing some programmes supported by SUII between 2012 and 2022.
Visit our Insights page to find out more about the 10 Years of SUII.