Oral history training for Dunoon and Cowal

Dunoon Burgh Hall, is looking for volunteers interested in taking part in an exciting new project. As part of the Heritage Lottery Fund Activity Plan, the team will be collecting memories of Dunoon and Cowal’s rich past by recording interviews with people who have lived or worked in the area.

They want to learn about and collect experiences of childhood, family, places, work, leisure, and people’s memories of their own time in Dunoon Burgh Hall.

The interviews will then be summarised/transcribed and stored at on the Burgh Hall website. At the end of the project, all the interviews will be made available to the public and to researchers.

All volunteers will attend a one day oral history training workshop delivered by Dr Sue Morrison, a professional oral historian who works with local history projects across the UK.

Volunteers will learn oral history interviewing skills, methodology, ethics and copyright – and have an opportunity to try out their new skills in a practice interview. Participating volunteers will receive a certificate of training.

The session is on Tuesday 20th October at Dunoon Burgh Hall’s pop up gallery on 33 Argyll Street in Dunoon from 09.30 – 16.30 and it is free.
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