SpanglefishInterpretaction | sitemap | log in
Human stories of Highland woodland
03 February 2015

Pictured here are intern Gavin Ward interviewing crofter Hamish 'Humpton' Matheson from Spinningdale, while Andrew Carnegie's great-grand-daughter Margaret Thomson and project audio tutor Anne Marie Goldie look on.

Gavin was one of seven interns trained in audio and photography skills for soundslide work on a nine-month project commissioned by Woodland Trust Scotland.  Interns varied from youngsters looking for a job in heritage to highly skilled professionals in other fields.

The three digital stories told by the interns feature the hunt for a lost Carnegie log cabin in the woodland at Ledmore & Migdale; the impact of the Canadian Forestry Corps on local people during WWII; and the tradition of open-air workshop in the woods among Gaelic-speaking congregations after the Disruption in the mid-C19th.

The project was the culmination in a project which began life through an Interpretaction Community Engagement plan for Ledmore and Migdale woods four years ago.  The plan helped WTS secure £80,000 funding for community engagement activities like this internship. 

Long edits of the material recorded will be archived with Historylinks in Dornoch.

Click for Map

WikanikoWork from Home