New ‘Starring Role’ for Storytellers in Alness

Scottish Provincial Press Ltd. (Inverness, Scotland, UK), May 4, 2007


As part of a digital storytelling initiative, the people of Alness will be given the chance to bring their personal tales to life, creating a short digital story which will be showcased in front of family and friends, before being published on a BBC Scotland website “Highland Lives,” which is set to go live at the end of May.

The aim of the project is to reflect the diversity of those currently living in the north.

Locals taking part will create a self-portrait of the Highlands through a mixture of audio and video stories created during a series of workshops. Liz Leonard, communities and learning partnership manager for BBC Scotland explained,

“We’re looking for personal stories – they can be about love, family, work, a passion or aspiration, but they must all in some way reflect Highland life in 2007. There will be plenty of assistance at each workshop so people can develop their storytelling skills.”


Subjects Covered: digital storytelling, education, personal storytelling

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