Project search results for location: 'Borders'
The University of the Third Age (U3A) was founded in Paris in 1979 and is now an international organisation. It came to the UK in 1982 and there are currently over a quarter of a million members in over 1000 independently-run U3As under the umbrella of the Third Age Trust. Each U3A provides educational, creative and recreational activities in a friendly environment, and is open to anyone who is no longer in full-time employment.
Tweeddale U3A, serving Peebles and the surrounding area, was founded in 2004 and now has over 200 members and 28 interest groups, with two additional groups due to open in the very near future.
The audio records created as part of this project comprise interviews conducted with and by Tweeddale U3A members. All the participants have lived and worked in the Borders for many years, and some have spent most of their lives in the area. The subjects covered in these fascinating and wide-ranging conversations include schools days, work, leisure activities, wartime, the 1950s and more. They provide a great insight into life in the Borders, and are a must for anyone with an interest in local history.
Keywords: audio, oral history, Borders, Tweeddale, U3A
Location of Project Material: Borders
Location of Project Material: Central Scotland, Strathclyde
Location of Project Material: Outside Scotland
Two interviews, recorded in 1997 and newly uploaded to Scran. These interviews, with former employees of Henry Robb's shipyard in Leith, Edinburgh, were conducted by The Scottish Working People’s History Trust, a charitable body which was founded 1992 to champion the cause of working people’s history. It aims to seek out and preserve information and stories about the lives of working people in Scotland and to make that information available to the public. The Trust’s research worker, Dr Ian McDougall, recorded the memories of people from various parts of Scotland and gathered their recollections of their working lives, their homes and families, their education and other experiences in life. The original recordings are deposited with the Archive of Edinburgh University’s School of Scottish Studies.
Keywords: labour, unions, shipyard, Leith, working people, strike
Location of Project Material: Lothian
The Affric/Beauly Hydro-Electric Scheme comprises six power stations: Deanie, Culligran, Aigas, Kilmorack, Fasnakyle and Mullardoch. These are fed by a system of lochs, waterfalls and dams, the main ones being Loch Mullardoch and Loch Monar. The Foyers scheme, meanwhile, is a small scheme fed by Loch Mhor. This collection of images documents the two schemes. It is one of a series recording the eight major hydro-electric schemes in Scotland. This collection was kindly licensed to Scran by Prof. Cairns Aitken, an academic physician/psychiatrist in Rehabilitation Medicine, who became Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and retired as Vice-Principal at the University of Edinburgh in 1994. He was born in Dunoon, Argyll in 1933. He has had a life-long interest in photography, and in completing projects. He was awarded the CBE in 1998 for his contribution to the Health Services.
Keywords: green, eco, water, hydro
Location of Project Material: Highlands
Audio recordings of interviews conducted in the Scottish Borders in the late 1990s by the Scottish Borders Council Archive Service. Interviewees range in age from approximately 60 to approximately 90 years of age, and the subjects covered include children's games, school, working lives, war and more.
Keywords: childhood, work, war, relations, oral, history, histories
Location of Project Material: Borders
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