Research Report

Wrestling with Social Value Case Study Report: The Hood Stones

Alternative title Site Report: The Hood Stones



Robson E (2020) Wrestling with Social Value Case Study Report: The Hood Stones [Site Report: The Hood Stones]. Research co-funded by the University of Stirling and Historic Environment Scotland. Stirling: University of Stirling.

This report is based on the findings from a rapid, qualitative investigation into the variety of communities and range of social values associated with ‘the Hood Stones’. These are two sets of stones that spell out the name ‘Hood’ on the hillside above Loch Eriboll in Sutherland, which were placed there by the crew members of H.M.S. Hood in 1934. The report provides some background to the site and research process, summarises the findings, and considers the potential implications. There was a particular focus in this study on reaching non-geographic communities of interest using online platforms. The research was undertaken as part of the collaborative PhD project, Wrestling with Social Value: An Examination of Methods and Approaches for Assessing Social Value in Heritage Management and Conservation.

social value; heritage; memorialising; Hood

FundersHistoric Environment Scotland
Publication date21/02/2020
Place of publicationStirling

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Dr Elizabeth Robson

Dr Elizabeth Robson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, History

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