From First Footing to Faeries

An inventory of Scotland's living culture

Celebrating Intangible Cultural Heritage

This site celebrates Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) - the practices, representations and expressions that are central to the lives and identities of communities, groups and individuals across Scotland. In its many and varied forms from cultural festivals to beliefs to passing on traditional skills, it is a means by which humans interact with their natural environment, make sense of the world around them and connects contemporary life to that of past generations. On 23 December 2023, the UK Government announced its intention to ratify the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the safeguarding of ICH. Read the ICH Scotland Partnership

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