Thingvellir National Park put forward a management plan for the national park in 2004. The management plan is based upon a vision for the period until 2024. In the management plan the factors emphasised are broadly similar to those of the prior management plan of 1988. As before, the most important objective is to safeguard the nature, historical area and heritage sites of the National Park for the future, while also making preparations for visitors, whose numbers may be expected to rise steadily.
The THING Project has generated a number of new opportunities through the life of the Project. One such opportunity was working with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO).
When telling people about the THING Project, most have been very interested in hearing about the project, but, surprisingly many have answered “do we have a thing site?”
To help increase knowledge, it was therefore decided in 2012 to put up an exhibition in Munkastova, the oldest house in Tórshavn on Mentunarnátt (cultural night) and Ólavsøka (St. Olaf's Wake, the National holiday and the opening of the Løgting).
- Deerness Places & Names Project and Truths & Tall Tales of an Orkney Thing Site
Sharing knowledge and engaging communities through commissioning and performing the play ‘Aert-fast’.
- A day conference and an archaeological investigative excavation.
Dingwall History Society’s charitable objective is to promote public interest and participation in the history, heritage and traditions of Dingwall.
Photo: David and Sandra McDonald, THING Project
Developing the mobile platform and QR code guiding services.
One of the primary outputs of the THING Project was the development of a common website which could be utilised to communicate the activities and outcomes of the project and to engage the wider community in the work which was taking place.