Coalfield

VISION

“Coalfield Communities share the benefits of a renewed landscape, welcoming visitors from afar to celebrate their unique heritage and promote stewardship of the land, shaped by understanding of the past and needs of the future.”

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

Overarching Theme – Life in the Landscape

Over the centuries life in the landscape ebbs and flows following patterns of social, economic and cultural change. Not only the physical landscape changes but so do communities.  The long history of industrial use of the landscape in the CCLP area (via farming, coal and iron extraction and associated iron works to opencast mineral mining , forestry and now wind farms) has shaped communities heritage and their interaction with the landscape. The CCLP provides an opportunity to re invigorate life in the landscape based on the lessons of the past, life in the present and a vision of life in the future.

The potential to connect people to their heritage will be realised through both increased familiarity with the access infrastructure in the area and opportunities to learn, build skills,
explore and discover.

By engaging local communities and working with them on events celebrating their rich cultural and natural heritage we can ensure the value of the landscapes’ heritage is recognised. Through involvement we can encourage local communities, charities and agencies to work together to protect and promote this natural and historical wealth.

Programme Themes

 UNDERSTANDING THE LANDSCAPE

‘Gi’e me a spark o’ nature’s fire; that’s a’ the learning I desire’
Robert Burns 1785

VISITING THE LANDSCAPE

‘O’ would some power the giftie gi’e us; to see ourselves as others see us’
Robert Burns 1786

ACCESSING THE LANDSCAPE

‘the mosses, waters, slaps and stiles; that lie between us and oor hame’
Robert Burns 1790

ANIMATING THE LANDSCAPE (heritage, culture & skills)

‘the voice of nature loudly cried, and many a message from the skies, that something in us never dies’
Robert Burns 1790

ENHANCING THE LANDSCAPE (natural habitat)

‘I’m truly sorry man’s dominion, has broken nature’s social union’
Robert Burns 1785

Coalfield Communities
Landscape Partnership
The Opera House
8 John Finnie St
Kilmarnock
KA1 1DD

Telephone:
01563 503 276

Email:
[email protected]

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