North-East Cultural Heritage and Tourism Project Assets

North-East Cultural Heritage and Tourism Project Assets


Below are the assets created as part of our North-East Cultural Heritage and Tourism Project. The project was coordinated by Dr Fiona-Jane Brown, delivered in partnership with Visit Scotland, and funded by the LEADER North and South Local Action Groups. These assets were created to support the efforts of those promoting the culture and heritage of North-East of Scotland.


Supernatural Tales of Aberdeenshire
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A Celebration of North-East Characters
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Interactive Map

The map contains audio recordings, the videos below, and stories from the ebooks above.
Click the image of the map below to be taken to the interactive version.

Project Images

40 high-quality images of places in and people from Aberdeenshire featured in the project can be downloaded from Visit Scotland's Digital Media Library.

Audio Recordings

The project produced a number of recordings of local storytellers, singers, and poets. These are available to listen to through the interactive map above.


Ballad Capital of the World

The North-East of Scotland is known internationally for its folk song and ballad traditions. Dr Thomas A. McKean discusses their development and influence on others around the world

Traditional Lacemaking with Sheila Joss

Sheila Joss talks about the history of lacemaking in New Pitsligo and its vitality in the area today.

Traditional Straw Work with Elaine Lindsay

Elaine Lindsay talks about the importance of keeping our traditions and stories alive. She continues to play her part with her intricate, hand-made, contemporary straw creations.

Traditional Quilting with Carol Munro

Carol Munro talks about history of quilting in the North-East and discusses the role it plays in bringing people together.

Traditional Leatherwork with Karen Ellis

Master Saddler Karen Ellis discusses the changes in, and challenges faced by, leatherworkers in the North-East and how she is adapting her practice along with the times.

Dracula, Bram Stoker, and Slains Castle with Sheena Blackhall

Drawing on the work of author Mike Shepherd, Sheena Blackhall explains the influence Cruden Bay and Slains Castle had on Bram Stoker in his writing of 'Dracula'.