Nominated for Category E: Lifetime Contribution to the Historic Environment by Auchterarder Local History Association.
Robin Bell is Chair of the Auchterarder Local History Association – he has devoted over 15 years to this small charity to promote the diverse history of Strathearn’s Royal Burgh. Under his leadership the association has produced: a heritage map of the town; a heritage display in the town hall; and a publication about the town’s history.
Robin has set the vision for promoting local history over a broad range of topics including social, political, cultural and industrial heritage. Auchterarder’s history is not well known so Robin and the other volunteers at the association set about encouraging their community to take a greater interest and pride in the towns’ past. Robin leads by example and always ensures that everyone can contribute while providing his expertise on local history.