Making the most of our heritage

Hope MacDougall Collection on tour

Hope MacDougall Collection on tour, exhibition designed by Lynn Vesco.

Ergadia provides a whole range of services for the museums and heritage sector in Scotland, covering pretty much everything – from supporting Heritage Lottery Fund applications to carrying out evaluation projects; designing exhibitions or delivering learning sessions in schools.

We are all freelance practitioners with a passion for heritage, and we come together to make up whatever team is right for the job. We are widely spread geographically, from Edinburgh to Argyll, and north to Aberdeenshire.

Our key specialism is independent museums and community projects, so we really understand both small budgets and the need to train and mentor organisations as we go, supporting their sustainability for the future.

The founder of Ergadia is Catherine Gillies, who has worked exclusively with organisations in stages of development or transformation, and spent ten years at the head of the Argyll and Bute Museums and Heritage Forum. Now based in Edinburgh, she has brought a superb group of people together to meet the widely varying needs of museums and community heritage in Scotland.