Go For It!

Julie Devenney, social media officer for ARAScotland & Archive Hour writes about for SHSMG in the latest blog. “Why don’t you set it up?” said an archivist friend to me, back in May, after I’d been grumbling again that there was a @museumhour and an @ancestryhour but no @archivehour! “Why don’t I?!” I had not been […]

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We built Brick City!

Melissa Reilly, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Site, writes for SHSMG in the latest blog.  New Lanark is an 18th century former cotton-spinning Mill Village on the banks of the Falls of Clyde, which is now recognised as one of Scotland’s 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are some very exciting […]

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MuseumInstaTour

Russell Dornan tells us about how he used his museum’s Instagram during a collaborative, fun day out visiting a group London institutions. How many museums have you managed to visit in one day? If it’s more than six, I doff my cap to you. When I and five other museum social media managers visited six […]

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Broadcasting LIVE!

If you have a phone, you can bring the world to Scotland. Live broadcasting is an increasingly popular platform that gives you an immediate, personal link to a potentially large and international audience, yet relatively few in the heritage industry have given it a try. I understand why – it’s perhaps the most intimidating type […]

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Gaining Confidence

Rebecca Boyde is Youth Engagement Officer for Dig It! 2017 and Archaeology Scotland. Since joining the Scottish Heritage Social Media Group, she has gone from social media novice to setting up and coordinating the Scottish Learning Group on Twitter, Facebook and blog). Don’t you love it when the right thing comes along? In 2015, I […]

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Going Live!

Gregor McMillan is a video production officer at Registers of Scotland, the non-ministerial government department responsible for maintaining land and property records. Earlier in the year, RoS successfully streamed their first ever Facebook Live event, and in this blog, Gregor recounts their experience and offers some tips on how to stream on a budget. First, […]

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