Monday, 25 November 2013

To Kirkcudbright and Stranraer and Back Again!

Members of the Study Team have been out talking about the work undertaken and the oral material gathered thus far.  On 13 November we spoke to the Kirkcudbright History Society followed a week later on 21 November with a talk to the Wigtownshire Antiquarian and Natural History Society.  In these well-attended talks an outline of the 136 interviews conducted to date was given. Some of the themes to emerge in these interviews were highlighted and exemplified with a selection of audio clips being played.

Those who came along to the talks were encouraged to participate in the Study and further such talks will be given through the life of the Study.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Widened Participation

Our oral pop-up event held in the former Baker's Dozen shop at Midsteeple, Dumfries was a great success.  Through the course of the day we had many visitors to our small exhibition about the town and about our Study. 

Many of those who came along were interested to hear of our work in Dumfries and Galloway. This interest has resulted in a good number of people asking to participate by being recorded and by conducting interviews. This encouraging level of interest and engagement leads us to consider repeating this exercise in other places across the region.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Innovation & Experimentation

On Thursday 14th November, between the hours of 10am and 3pm, we will be trying something new. We will be running a pop-up event in a shop at Mid-Steeple, Dumfries. 

We have mounted a small photographic exhibition and will be on-hand to tell interested folk about our Study and to encourage them to participate. Please feel free to come along and meet members of the Study team.