As part of Scotland's Year of Stories Scottish Book Trust visited four communities in Scotland to discover and celebrate the stories of the people who live there. For Book Week Scotland each day we will be celebrating the stories from one of the four communities visited.
Explore the stories from the people of Inverclyde with our Podcast, Film and Digital Story compilation. Whether it's the tales from childhood that captured our imagination, the larger than life figures that helped shape our communities, or stories about coming to Scotland for the very first time, these pieces highlight Scotland's rich tradition of storytelling, paying tribute to histories already told, and those still to be written.
In our podcast Your Stories: Scotland's Stories from Inverclyde hear from the people of Port Glasgow and Greenock as they share their stories in their own voices. Discover tales of those who have lived in Inverclyde their whole lives, and those that have recently made the area their home.
This podcast is created and hosted by Chris Dooks, a sound artist who specialises in sound residencies in communities across the UK.
Scotland's Stories: Inverclyde is our film from Port Glasgow and Greenock, gathering the stories from people in the community. We are introduced to members of the local Astronomy Group and the joy of looking up into the night sky and hear from librarians in the local library. It will premiere at 10am Wednesday 16 November – check back here on the day to watch along.
The film is created by Jarvis Gray, a freelance filmmaker and video editor for arts and cultural organisations across Scotland.
Scotland's Stories from the Inverclyde Community Campfire is a compilation of the digital stories that were created by the people of Port Glasgow and Greenock during the week. Digital stories are oral stories told over a series of images that illustrate the story told. Meet a life-saving fox and hear about one person's love of flowers in this collection of stories created by participants. The video will premiere at 3pm Wednesday 16 November – check back here on the day to watch along.
Our digital storytelling sessions were led by Paul Bristow, an experienced writer, illustrator and digital storyteller.