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.
Coinneach Rankin was raised in the Plockton area of Lochalsh, and spent the better part of his youth living beside the sea in the village of Badicaul. A native Gaelic speaker, he has always been involved in the language’s music and culture, and has a special interest in the oral tradition and local history of the area. Today he works as an outdoor instructor at the group ‘Spòrs Gàidhlig’, and teaches on Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s distance courses.