Celebrating Park People and Stories

NEWS RELEASE                                                                              23rd September, 2013

 

Celebrating Park People and Stories - CANCELLED

Are you interested in local history and telling stories about the people who once lived and worked in and around Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park? Then an inspiring conference on 26th October in Gartocharn is a must for you. The culmination of a summer programme of Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs’ events and visits, this one-day conference is aimed everyone who is interested in our local heritage and sharing it with others.

Presentations and practical workshops include sessions on the power of stories, community archaeology, traditional storytelling, using drama and video, organising a large heritage or an oral history project and finding stories in the landscape; all using examples from the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and surrounding area. The programme also includes a screening of short films produced this year to celebrate what’s special for people living and working in the National Park today.

Organised by the Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs Community Partnership, the day will end with a discussion on future ways to celebrate and raise awareness of the area’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.

Commenting on the event, James Fraser, Chairman of the Friends said: ‘’We are keen to encourage people with an interest in local heritage to come along to what should be an interesting and inspiring day. We are also delighted to be able to offer places at the event free of charge as a result of the generous sponsorship from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the National Park Authority and Scottish Enterprise.’’

Booking is essential and forms and full detail are available from www.lochlomondtrossachs.org.uk, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01389 298008.

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The attached photograph of Crianlarich in 1938 from "The West Highland Railway" by John Thomas (1965 edition, published by David & Charles) is by A J S Paterson.

Further information from Sheila Winstone 07852 106605.