Tourism boost for the North-East's 'hidden gems'

Tourism boost for the North-East's 'hidden gems'

The £100,000 North-East Heritage and Tourism Project has brought the Elphinstone Institute and VisitScotland together for an initiative to collect Folklore tales.

Funded by the European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development: Europe Investing in Rural Areas through LEADER, the collected tales will then be used to create films, podcasts or other media, opening up the stories which have long been known in local communities to the wider world.

The University of Aberdeen’s Elphinstone Institute is the only research centre specialising in the vibrant vernacular culture of the North-East and North of Scotland and will spearhead the project with its outputs informing tourism campaigns tied to the Year of Scotland’s Coasts and Waters 2020 and the Year of Scotland’s Stories 2022.

The stories of the region will be collected through the creation of a number of oral history hubs across Aberdeenshire which will not only support this project but will train local volunteers to collect and compile their history so that it can be preserved for future generations.

Dr Fiona-Jane Brown, Project Co-ordinator, said, "The people of Aberdeenshire have a very distinctive character, illustrated in their speech, the Doric dialect, their hard work on land and at sea over many centuries, and in their folklore, the stories, songs, traditions and beliefs. The latter is often overloooked by historians and inaccessible to visitors. The project will help illuminate some of the most fascinating oral history, folklore and social heritage which can be found in Scotland."

To help with the project please get in touch, you can find further details here.

     

Search News

Browse by Month

2019

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 2019
  2. Feb There are no items to show for February 2019
  3. Mar There are no items to show for March 2019
  4. Apr
  5. May There are no items to show for May 2019
  6. Jun There are no items to show for June 2019
  7. Jul There are no items to show for July 2019
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2019
  9. Sep There are no items to show for September 2019
  10. Oct
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2019
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2019

2018

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 2018
  2. Feb There are no items to show for February 2018
  3. Mar
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 2018
  5. May There are no items to show for May 2018
  6. Jun There are no items to show for June 2018
  7. Jul There are no items to show for July 2018
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2018
  9. Sep There are no items to show for September 2018
  10. Oct There are no items to show for October 2018
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2018
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2018

2017

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 2017
  2. Feb
  3. Mar There are no items to show for March 2017
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 2017
  5. May There are no items to show for May 2017
  6. Jun There are no items to show for June 2017
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep There are no items to show for September 2017
  10. Oct There are no items to show for October 2017
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2017
  12. Dec

2016

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 2016
  2. Feb
  3. Mar There are no items to show for March 2016
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul There are no items to show for July 2016
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2016
  9. Sep There are no items to show for September 2016
  10. Oct There are no items to show for October 2016
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2016
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2016

2015

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2015
  9. Sep There are no items to show for September 2015
  10. Oct There are no items to show for October 2015
  11. Nov
  12. Dec