Preserving tales of yesteryear

Councillor Yvonne McNeilly.

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Young people across Argyll and Bute are being encouraged to preserve tales and fables about the area for future generations.

Argyll and Bute Youth Services is calling on people of all ages to gather stories, film clips, photographs and objects about the area to celebrate the uniqueness of Argyll and Bute.

The Digital Storytelling Project is part of the national Year of Young People and aims to bring together younger and older generations to share their stories and folklore tales of yesteryear.

Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: ‘This is not only a great way of capturing precious stories about the area, but it’s an excellent opportunity for a mix of generations to work together.

‘Argyll is teaming (sic) with folklore tales, from giant serpents and mermaids being spotted on our coastlines in years gone by, to stories of haunted caves and bloody battles – we’ve got a lot to talk about.

‘The Youth Services Team is working in partnership with the council’s education service and Digital Breeze.

‘A workshop will be held in August where, having gathered everything they need, our young people will be able to create a platform for uploading the content.’

To take part contact Roanna Clark, Youth Participation Officer, on 01546 604752 or email roanna.clark@argyll-bute.gov. uk