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Oral History Researcher

The Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) Scheme comprises fourteen organisations working together to deliver twenty-eight projects over a five-year period, with principle funding secured from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We are looking for a self-employed contractor to complete the following work in contract with The Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Scheme’s lead partner.

The Soil Beneath Our Feet: Music and Tales of Coigach & Assynt

This project, led by Coigach Community Development Company, aims to explore more intangible elements of the interaction between people and place. Music and song has always played a central role in the lives of the people of Coigach and Assynt and this project will bring together these strands to both protect and preserve this cultural heritage. The Gaelic heritage of the area is recognised as a particularly important element to be explored.

Oral History of Music & Tales in Coigach & Assynt (£6,500)

We are looking to contract an experienced Oral History researcher to record the remembered history and stories associated with the music and song of the area. Using oral history recording techniques, the researcher will collect stories, songs and reminiscences from members of the local community. Existing archival material will be researched and documented and where appropriate, music will be transcribed.  The researcher will need to be familiar with the area and have a good background in music and preferably with some Gaelic language experience.

The budget for this work is £6,500, inclusive of VAT if applicable. This budget includes production of materials as well as researcher’s time and mileage. A breakdown of the materials expected to be produced as part of this contract are listed in the full description.

General Information

The role will be appointed on a part-time, self-employed basis and contracts will be issued by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Contractors are expected to adhere to Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Standard Terms and Conditions for Suppliers, including holding appropriate insurance where applicable. This role is funded with thanks to players of the National Lottery through the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Alastair Scott Memorial Fund.

For more information download the brief below or contact CALLP Scheme Manager Boyd Alexander on 01571 844638 or email balexander@coigach-assynt.org

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 1st  April 2019

Oral History Researcher brief (.docx filetype)


Laura Traynor

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