Our Study website will be published in the next few weeks.  This ‘taster’ site will let people know who we are and what we are doing.  It  will enable people to get in touch and will hopefully encourage participation.
The site will initially carry clips from some of the interviews which have been conducted and which give a flavour of the themes being covered.  The Study website will also be the place where we publish the results of aspects of our documentary research, such as transcribed manuscripts and primary sources.  The site also carries a comprehensive guide to resources available for the study of life and society in Dumfries and Galloway.
Over time, as material is added to these strands of the website, a comprehensive account of life and society in Dumfires and Galloway will be given.
As soon as the site is published we will let you all know.

Fieldworker Gathering

On Saturday 9 March 2013 members of the Study Team met with some of those who have undertaken fieldwork to reflect on their work.

So far, 58 people (28 men and 30 women) have been interviewed by 16 fieldworkers. The ages of interviewees range form 21 years to 95 years old.

Extracts from interviews already conducted were introduced by each fieldworker.  This was followed by reflections from the group on what had been heard.  Listening in a group proved to be an interesting exercise in its own right as the subsequent discussion drew-out aspects of the recordings not otherwise obviously apparent.  Continue reading