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Heritage case studies: Scotland
The heritage traditions of Scotland are unique in comparison to the rest of Britain....
The heritage traditions of Scotland are unique in comparison to the rest of Britain. This unit uses two case studies to demonstrate how heritage sites have helped to forge the Scottish national identity and history.
By the end of this unit you should be able to:
- understand the significant issues affecting heritage;
- engage effectively in debates about heritage issues in Scotland.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Case studies
- 2 Battlefields as heritage sites
- 3 Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
- Next steps
Heritage case studies: Scotland
The case studies in this unit introduce various typologies of heritage and the methods used to study them. The case studies help to draw attention to the fact that the heritage traditions in England, Scotland and Wales are not the same and are enshrined in slightly different legislation. Every study of heritage requires an understanding of the legal context and the traditions and history governing the object of heritage.
This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Heritage, whose heritage? (A180) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this.
This is an extract from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Heritage course units or view the range of currently available OU Heritage courses.