Watershed Landscape Project Awarded Laureate!
The project was excited to announce that it had been awarded a Laureate in the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2013 (find out more here). The 30 winners, across four categories, were selected from nearly 200 nominated projects. The project was the only UK winner in the ‘Education, Training and Awareness-raising’ category, placing the heritage of the South Pennines and the work of its volunteers firmly on the European stage.
“The Jury thought the South Pennines Watershed Landscape a most imaginative project for raising awareness of a rich natural and archaeological heritage. Impressive in scale and multidisciplinary in approach, it tells fascinating stories, ensuring sustainable protection of the cultural landscape and enhancing regional development. It has turned a once-disregarded area into a popular destination, attracting wide interest among the local population, from children to a range of ethnic groups. A high standard of academic research was matched by extensive publicity through diverse popular channels.”