Why Get Involved

Why: the value of our heritage?

Many of Scotland’s museums have collections relating to industry and transport. But most of them are small, often volunteer-run, and lack both financial resources and specific expertise when it comes to looking after and interpreting these collections. Even within the local authority run museums the small numbers of staff mean that there is rarely anyone who has detailed knowledge of the needs and interpretation of industrial collections. The STICK subject specialist network is an attempt to bring together all those with transport and industrial collections with those who possess the knowledge, skills and expertise to preserve the collections and explain their importance in Scotland’s story.