Heritage is a core part of national identity. Heritage sites and buildings can have a very positive influence on many aspects of the way a community develops. Because they add character and distinctiveness to an area, heritage sites are fundamental in creating a ‘sense of place’ for a community. They also make positive contribution to community life and benefit local economies, particularly through tourism.
The heritage places are an excellent local educational resource for people of all ages. Learning about the history of a place is a good way of bringing communities together through a shared understanding of the unique cultural identity heritage places give to an area. Increased community values and greater social inclusion can be achieved through a focus on heritage matters.
Living the Heritage is an initiative to build awareness at national level about our heritage, engage with communities in respecting our heritage sites, take pride in them and pass on these places to future generations so that they understand what came before them.
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