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Two UK projects scoop 2017 Europa Nostra Awards

Two UK-based projects are among the winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards.

The projects are: the rehabilitation of Cromford Mills Building 17 in Derbyshire, and the SAMPHIRE Maritime heritage project in western Scotland.

Cromford Mills is a large complex of industrial mills set in the Derwent Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The project to recover Building 17 of the complex was initiated by The Arkwright Society, a small voluntary organisation. 

The SAMPHIRE project is the result of a collaboration of researchers from Scotland, Spain and Australia, which sought to investigate how community engagement in western Scottish coastal communities could increase our understanding of archaeological sites off the Scottish coast.  

The 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards have gone to 29 laureates from 18 countries, which are all recognised for their achievements in conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness-raising.

Image: SAMPHIRE maritime heritage project