We recently spent a wonderful weekend working with archaeologists at the Pennylands POW Camp 22 on Ayrshire's beautiful Dumfries House estate!
Led by our partners at Addyman Archaeology, the Pennylands Camp 22 project community archaeological excavation is set for the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March on the Dumfries House estate. Come along and join in the fun - it's free!
If you want to be part of Twechar's history - talk to us! We're about half way through the project and lots of people have already shared their memories of Twechar with us - you can too! You can also volunteer - want to know more?
Cumnock History Group has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant, it was announced today. This exciting project, Pennylands Camp 22 on the Dumfries House Estate and led by Cumnock History Group, has been given £10,000 to explore the history of this WWII POW Camp.
Resourcing Scotland's Heritage has released its new training programme for early 2017. The sessions teach potential funding applicants how to widen their funding options and improve their chances of achieving funding success!
Many congratulations to Twechar Pit Village's wonderful youth group who have now completed the oral history project's youth programme, with fantastic results! Film screening coming soon!
'Twechar: An oral history of a pit village' is proving to be so successful that we now need more volunteers to help us cope with demand!
Many thanks to Irene Innes for inviting me to deliver a lecture to this year’s annual joint meeting of Largs & District Historical Society and the North Ayrshire Family History Group.
Resourcing Scotland's Heritage has announced a further series of fundraising training workshops to help organisations achieve their goals!
We are really looking forward to working with Twechar Community Action and local people to record Twechar's rich heritage, much of which centres around the area's former coal mining industry. Learn more at the project's first event on Monday 22nd August!
Oral History Training with Dr Sue Morrison Monday 15th August 10 am – 4.30 pm
Sue recently spent a lovely afternoon at the John Gray Centre, Haddington, East Lothian, working with staff and volunteers.
We were delighted to learn that Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland praised Sue's 'Everyday People: Untold Stories' film on its Facebook page!
We are delighted to be delivering oral history training programmes to six schools in Inverclyde! The training and a series of short films are commissioned by Inverclyde Community Development Trust as part of their 'Heritage Inverclyde' initiative.
We spent a wonderful day in Perth delivering oral history training to staff and volunteers in the Perth Concert Hall - a wonderful building!
The second of two films, created by Sue for 'Everyday People: Untold Stories', was premiered at Isaro's celebration of International Women's Day 2016. This film was even more successful than the first! You can watch the films online at: http://isaronetwork.org.uk/oral-history/
Many thanks to Frances McKinlay for inviting me to deliver a six week oral history study programme to service users and staff at the Marie Trust, which delivers services to alleviate homelessness in Glasgow.
Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage is the first fully co-ordinated sector specific training and network strengthening programme to provide Scotland’s diverse heritage sector with the vital tools it needs to increase funds from private sources.
‘Everyday People: Untold Stories’ is an innovative participatory project that is gathering stories of people and communities from ethnic backgrounds living in West Dunbartonshire and the surrounding area. The project is also conducting research into the positive impact made by different ethnic groups in Scotland since World War I.
Many thanks to IALHI for inviting me to deliver a keynote lecture at the 46th Annual Conference, held at The National Library of Scotland! Thanks also to the wonderful organisational skills of Dr Maria Castrillo, who ensured that the four day conference was a resounding success! I hope to see you all again very soon! Sue
NEWS JUST IN! Sue will be delivering another oral history training workshop on Saturday 22nd August. Places are limited so please contact us before Monday 17th August if you would like to learn more!!! See: http://www.celebratecumbria.co.uk/call-for-volunteers/
Gairloch Heritage Museum’s ‘Securing the Memories’ oral history research project is seeking to record ‘living history’ memories from within the community and further afield. With funding from Museums Galleries Scotland and The Robertson Trust, the project aims to discover more about how people used to live, and what it was like to use objects similar to the ones we have on display in our museum.
The Scottish Oral History Centre would like to hear from people who were disabled or became disabled during the period 1939-1950 or from their advocates, family and co-workers.
- Archaeology Dig Success!
- Archaeology Dig!
- An Oral History of a Scottish Pit Village - UPDATE
- Funding Training Opportunities - early 2017!
- Cumnock History Group
- 'Twechar Pit Village' - Youth Oral History Programme
- Twechar Volunteer Opportunities
- Oral History in Largs!
- 'Twechar: An oral history of a pit village'
- Resourcing Scotland's Heritage - Inspiring Fundraising Training
- Oral History in Dunoon
- HLF praise our 'Everyday People' film!
- Inverclyde Schools Oral History Programme
- Another Film Success!
- Isaro. Everyday People: Untold Stories - Oral History Training
- John Gray Centre, Haddington
- Perth Theatre Heritage Project
- The Marie Trust
- FUNDRAISING WORKSHOPS
- IALHI: Migrant Labour History Conference- Oral History
- Celebrate LGBT Cumbria Oral History Training
- Securing the memories of Gairloch Parish Oral History Training
- 'War, Work and Disability: 1939-1950' - Oral History