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 love stories! I love listening to them, and I love telling them. One of my favourite memories of being a little girl on the island is of listening to my grampa telling my sister and I his stories. They were mostly of his own invention, and I could listen to them again and again.
I’m so excited to learn more of the stories from Colonsay and Oronsay through this project. These islands have such an intriguing history, with stories to match, and I’m delighted to be helping to collate them, so they can be enjoyed by many more people.