Shinty – The Mem­o­ries Project

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

Three na­tional sport­ing bod­ies and two na­tional sports mu­se­ums have come to­gether to set up a net­work of over 100 vol­un­teers to de­liver a com­mu­nity based and na­tion­wide sports rem­i­nis­cence project for vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple liv­ing with mem­ory loss or ex­pe­ri­enc­ing lone­li­ness and iso­la­tion.

The Sports Her­itage Scot­land project will take place over 2017-18 and is a col­lab­o­ra­tive rem­i­nis­cence project to cre­ate and es­tab­lish a min­i­mum of 30 rem­i­nis­cence groups for shinty, golf, rugby and cricket.

These groups will be sup­ported by the al­ready es­tab­lished Foot­ball Mem­o­ries Scot­land net­work.

At the same time a dig­i­tal pro­gramme will cre­ate an ar­chive for golf, shinty, rugby and cricket to sup­ply re­sources to the rem­i­nis­cence project while pre­serv­ing and safe­guard­ing sports her­itage for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

If you have any images which you think could con­trib­ute to the mem­o­ries project and could be in­cluded in the sports ar­chive, re­lat­ing to 1940-90 in the first in­stance, please con­tact Dr Hugh Dan Ma­cLen­nan on hugh­dan.ma­clen­nan@sportsher­itagescot­land.co.uk or Lind­say Hamil­ton on lind­say.hamil­ton@ sportsher­itagescot­land.co.uk.

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