Just Around the Riverbend | Edinburgh Meetup

Do you work or volunteer with social media in the history, heritage, archaeology or museum sectors in Scotland?

Come along to this informal talk and discussion to share your social media insights and pick up some tips from the rest of the group.



Thursday 22 September 2016*
3 to 5pm

*Please note that this was originally announced as Friday 23 September. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.



Wash Bar (upstairs)
11-13 N Bank St



#Clyde2Sea – TALK AND Q&A
3 to 3.30pm
Discovering the Clyde is a 5-year programme that’s designed to improve understanding of how humans have created, been affected, changed and been changed by the River Clyde. Now in its second year, Alex Hale, Archaeology Projects Manager at Historic Environment Scotland, has big social media plans for the project. Alex is hoping to bring in audience participation and live-streaming through Twitter, Instagram and Periscope, but he’d like to hear from you first. During this session, Alex will present his ideas to the group and you’ll be invited to help develop the plans before it all kicks off later this year.


3.30 to 5pm
For the rest of the meetup, we’ll talk about anything and everything, including:

  • Thoughts on the new Instagram Stories feature
  • Plans for #ScottishMuseumsDay
  • Opportunities to link up during autumn and/or Halloween

This is a very loose guide and you’re invited to prepare additional questions and comments ahead of time (although this isn’t essential). You’re also welcome to simply come along, grab a drink and listen in.



This is also a great opportunity to:

  • Learn from your peers and share your own tips
  • Flag up upcoming cross-promotional opportunities, including competitions and hashtags
  • Suggest topics for future events, such as Periscope, photography or paid ads
  • Bring up any issues that you’re having with social media
  • Bounce campaign or strategy ideas around
  • Meet people in the same role as you and build relationships

You’re welcome to drop in for 15 minutes or the whole 2 hours. Remember to join the conversation on Twitter using #SHSMG!

Tickets are not mandatory, although we recommend that you grab one on Eventbrite so that we can contact you if any details change.



If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on Twitter or email scotheritagesmg@outlook.com


Image credit: @leorivasmicoud

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