Exploring heritage in North Ayrshire
Exploring heritage in North Ayrshire
Catch up on all the action from site, as it happens
In June’s workshop, Harriet dives into the world of exhibitions for archaeology, with top tips on how individuals and small organisations can put on their own exhibitions to show case historical research or artefacts.
For those of you living in or near to the Garnock Connections project area, we’re hoping that our dig at Glengarnock Castle in July 2021 will give us some artefacts that we can use in a temporary exhibition in autumn/winter 2021. We’d love for you to help us put together this exhibition, so keep an eye out for more announcements from us!
In May’s workshop, Claire and Louise spill the beans on how archaeologists actually know where to dig! They discuss different methods archaeologists use to identify sites of interest, and give examples from the Garnock Connections area and from further afield in Scotland.
Should you choose to accept it! Have a go at researching an archaeological feature in the landscape you’ve always been curious about! It could be a big mound in an otherwise flat landscape, a ditch that doesn’t look like it belongs, or other weird and wonderful lumps and bumps you spot as you’re out and about. If you’re not aware of any, try finding aerial photographs or LiDAR to identify some.
Of course, not all of the techniques discussed in this workshop will be available to you, but this talk should give you a good starting point.
If you’re feeling brave enough, you could even have a go at creating a heritage trail of interesting landscape features in the project area and add it to the Places That We Know app. If you complete your homework please let us know – we’d love to hear from you!
In this talk, Claire and Louise discuss some of the iconic buildings to be found in North Ayrshire, and talk about how we can collectively help to record and conserve them, especially if they are at risk or scheduled for demolition.
If you know of a building in the Garnock Connections project area that your are interested in, then have a researching it or doing a basic photographic survey (if restrictions allow for travel, and make sure you’re not trespassing). If you manage to do some research, let us know – we’d love to hear from you!
In this talk, Harriet will share the histories of six amazing people who have shaped North Ayrshire’s past. Some of very real, and others are shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, but all are absolutely fascinating.
If you’re inspired by this talk, then have a go at doing your own research into someone from the past. You could research your own family, or look into the life of someone famous associated with the Garnock Connections project area.
If you manage to do some research, let us know! We’d love to hear from you!
A transcript of this talk, with links to the resources used for each person discussed is available below
This workshop will be recorded, so if you can’t make the live event, sign up for a recording only ticket and we will deliver the talk to your email inbox.
In this workshop, we’ll be looking back at the history of the Garnock Connections project area through the eyes of historical and fictional characters associated with the region.
Tickets are available to book via Eventbrite here.
In this workshop, Manda talks about how individuals and heritage organisations can undertake their own oral history recording projects using basic equipment, or by borrowing equipment available through the Scottish Maritime Museum.
Manda also touches on how oral histories could be used to create a trail on the Places That We Know website, and shows us examples of local oral histories projects for some inspiration.
We’d love to hear your histories if you have a go at recording your own, so feel free to email your recordings to email@example.com, we want to hear from you!