Runner up

As reported <previously>, “Some Alnwick Heritage Heroes” was shortlisted in the Association for Heritage Interpretation Awards category for Volunteer and Community Projects. The AHI awards scheme recognises and rewards best practice in heritage interpretation across the UK and Ireland. Competition was strong, and we were proud to be picked as runner-up to a worthy winner: the … Continue reading Runner up

Heritage at risk

Today Historic England have published the 2019 update to their Heritage at Risk Register. There’s a map <here> and North-East highlights <here>. Locally there are no major changes – we still have several entries, with two in the town: General Lambert’s House: Priority B – Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; … Continue reading Heritage at risk

Climate Change and the Historic Environment

This week Historic Environment Scotland has published a “Guide to Climate Change Impacts on Scotland’s Historic Environment“. It can be downloaded <here> The guide identifies many of the risks and hazards of climate change that are facing Scotland’s historic environment. Aimed at owners, local communities and those who care for historic sites it offers routes … Continue reading Climate Change and the Historic Environment

National Design Guide

The National Design Guide was published today by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. It illustrates how well-designed places that are beautiful, enduring and successful can be achieved in practice. So naturally Alnwick is featured. See page 20: Pottergate: “Flats are used to turn the corner of this urban block. Stepped bay windows … Continue reading National Design Guide