Going for Gold with #HHA2017 | 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 24 November 2016, 3 to 5pm


The Royal Dick Bar, 1 Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL



3.00pm to 3.10pm

We’ll kick things off with a quick round-up of upcoming training dates, job and volunteering opportunities, and social media updates.

#GLASGOW2014 to #HHA2017 – TALK AND Q&A

3.10pm to 3.40pm

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth were known as the “Best Games Ever” and for 12 sunny days, the city (and the whole of Scotland) really embraced this label. Melissa Reilly, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark, was one of the people responsible for the incredible buzz on social media. As we head into Scotland’s official Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, Melissa is going to share her tips, tricks and ‘lessons learned’ from the Games and explain how she’ll be applying them to the heritage sector in 2017.


3.40pm to 5pm

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

  • Plans for Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017
  • Opportunities to link up for St Andrews Day/Christmas/Hogmany

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: Austris Augusts

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