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CLUTHA - Community and Landscape Transformations Through Heritage and Archaeology

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LOCATION: Clyde valley


The River Clyde links communities from its tidal firth through the city of Glasgow to the Lanarkshire uplands, just as it flows through some key historical and archaeological narratives for south-west Scotland. 

CLUTHA offers activities that connect audiences along the river's length to this rich heritage.  It builds on our experience of partnership working through CAVLP Heritage to bring positive outcomes for people and the historic environment, through four strands:

Archaeological Impact Research  Our annual field school gives students well-rounded experience in heritage practice - from archaeological fieldwork to community engagement, digital recording and presentation and post-excavation analysis.

Integrated Environmental Management  We work with our partners, clients and volunteers to better understand, conserve and enhance archaeological sites and monuments, enhancing places for communities along the Clyde Valley.

Recovery Through Heritage This strand builds on a CAVLP Heritage pilot project, in which people working to overcome drug and alcohol problems helped develop a Local Landscape Heroes heritage trail.  The project won the 2018 Phoenix Futures Partnership Award.

Sporting Chances  Passion for sport - past and present - can encourage wider interest and participation in heritage as well as enhance people's health and wellbeing.