On a beautiful sunny Wednesday afternoon in March, 17 folk joined the D&G Study team to learn more about how to conduct fieldwork interviews. Those in attendance carried-out practice interviews using the digital recorders which will be used during the Study. As well as using the equipment, the practicalities and ethics of conducting recorded interviews were discussed. In addition, local ethnologist, broadcaster and artist, Alyne Jones, gave a flavour of some of her work in recording life and society in Dumfries & Galloway over the years.
This was a very enjoyable day in which ideas were shared and the work of the D&G Study got underway in a meaningful way. The first recording sessions are now being organised and we are very much looking forward to the next training day in Dumfries. We'll keep you posted on progress.