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 the Garnock Valley, North Ayrshire 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 North Ayrshire, hear from the people of the Garnock Valley as they share their stories in their own voices. Hear from a young writer and his current work in progress and hear from local legends from the Garnock Valley.
The podcast is created and hosted by Chris Dooks, a sound artist who specialises in sound residencies in communities across the UK.
Scotland's Stories: North Ayrshire is our film from the Garnock Valley, gathering the stories from people in the community. Discover the history of the local area from several perspectives, and the importance of the steelworks throughout history. It will premiere at 10am Tuesday 15 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 North Ayrshire Community Campfire is a compilation of the digital stories that were created by the people of the Garnock Valley during the week. Our digital storytelling sessions were led by Paul Bristow, an experienced writer, illustrator and digital storyteller.
Digital stories are oral stories told over a series of images that illustrate the story told. Be introduced to a spooky local ghost story and hear from Paul himself about the power of telling stories. The video will premiere at 3pm Tuesday 15 November – check back here on the day to watch along.