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 passionate about the landscape and culture of West Lochaber. From the early days researching my Masters degree on traditional Scottish oral culture to now, I have enjoyed listening to stories about the Small Isles and Eigg where I live as well as the stories associated with Knoydart and our beautiful Road to the isles.
We are so lucky to live in an area where there are still so many living traditions and I feel it is a duty as well as a pleasure to pass on these traditions to the new generations, before they vanish or are forgotten. I am really excited about this chance to connect landscape and tales and share my enthusiasm with a whole new audience.