Campbeltown Heritage Centre’s starring role

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A filmcrew which blends museum history with themes from Game of Thrones recorded footage at Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

Dig It! 2017, the year-long celebration of Scottish archaeology, is about discovering Scotland’s past, present and future stories.

The goal of videos, filmed by the organisation’s digital TV production channel, is to highlight the country’s sites and heritage to get more people interested in visiting and participating.

Argyll and Bute Museums and Heritage Forum received a grant, from the MGS Partnership Fund, allowing its partners to participate in the Dig It! TV 2017 project.

So far Dig IT! TV has uploaded more than 40 shows to its YouTube channel. When the Campbeltown Heritage Centre production is completed it will join St Andrew’s Castle and James VI of Scotland: Scotland’s Saga.

‘Dig It! TV’ tackles challenging issues such as attitudes to death, space and place, and the importance of individual connections to the past.

‘Scotland Goes Pop’ explores the role of heritage today by inviting the audience into the remarkable sites that influence pop culture.

‘Scotland’s Saga’ tells the untold stories behind the men and women who have come and gone over the last 2,000 years.

The production content is researched, filmed, presented and edited by two doctoral researchers and two freelance historians on a volunteer basis and managed by Dig It! 2017.