Grass roots story gathering is at the heart of COAST. 32 locals have been brought on board as story gatherers to reach out and encourage sharing and to gather material for our story bank. If you have a story to tell do please use our survey link but should you know of any important resources that would help our local story gatherers please use the appropriate form below to contact them. Some but not all of our story gatherers speak Gaelic.
I am a Gaelic speaking islander who hails from the Isle of Benbecula and is now based in the north end of the Isle of Skye. Having been involved in quite a number of heritage projects in the past, I am looking forward to getting to grips with the new way of working that this collaboration will bring.
One of the most important aspects of this project as I see it is in how it can be of benefit to the people in the community here on Skye, particularly those who are elderly and that may have suffered much more isolation this year than ever before. Hopefully this project will prove to be a great excuse to chat to a diverse range of interesting islanders and hear their best stories.