Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 (YHHA2017)
Tourism St Andrews is working with Visit Scotland with its themed Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology ( YHHA2017) which began on 1 January 2017 and ends on 31 December 2017 and will build on the momentum generated by the previous Year of Innovation in 2016, Architecture and Design as well as previous years including Homecoming Scotland 2014.
Through a series of exciting events and activity, the year will highlight and celebrate both our tangible and intangible heritage – our buildings, visitor attractions, archaeological sites as well as our diverse stories, traditions and culture, all with a focus on engagement and participation. It is important that Tourism St Andrews ensures that St Andrews businesses are fully engaged with this. YHHA2017 is the year to delve into the past and discover St Andrews fascinating stories through a wide-ranging, variety of new and existing activity to drive the our tourism and boost tourism across St Andrews and Fife.
Fife’s history and heritage is what defines us for visitors. It is an integral and iconic part of our national brand as well as a major contributor to our economy. In St Andrews we have a plethora of ancient monuments, cultural traditions to our myths, stories and legends, the year will shine
a spotlight on our greatest assets, as well as our hidden gems. Think ancient and mysterious standing stones, sweeping glens and mountains, storytelling, heritage heroes, world-renowned historic collections and castles, and so much more! Visitors to St Andrews can discover tales of legendary kings and queens, religious pilgrimmage, stories handed down from one generation to the next, all set against St Andrews’s unique panoramic landscapes and enriching culture.
All businesses should follow this link to check what is available for you to join in with the themed year of YHHA2017. Fife Tourism Partnership are also joining in with the YHHA2017 with a social media competition. Check here for details
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