West Coast Waters

Outer Hebrides - Isle of Lewis/Leòdhas

Meet our local story gatherers

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.

My name is Jasmine and although I was born on the mainland, my maternal side of the family hail from the Western Isles, where I currently live.  I am based in the community of Ness, in the most north-westerly point of the Isle of Lewis, and I work for a community land trust.  I hold a Masters with Distinction in Museum Studies and have worked on a number of heritage and museum-affiliated projects in the past.

I’m very much looking forward to working on the ‘Coast that Shaped the World’ project.  Capturing people’s stories in this manner ensures that the authentic voice shines through.  There is a strong, proud and often unique maritime heritage throughout the different communities of Lewis, and it is important that this heritage is shared. 

Tha beagan Gàidhlig agam ach tha mi ag ionnsachadh