Shinty me­mories core to her­itage pro­ject

The Oban Times - - Sport -

SHINTY is at the cen­tre of a new pro­ject aimed at jog­ging the me­mories of for­mer play­ers and sup­port­ers.

The Sports Her­itage Scot­land pro­ject, launched at Ham­p­den Park, Glas­gow, on Fri­day March 31, will de­liver a na­tion­wide, com­mu­nity-based sports rem­i­nis­cence pro­ject for vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple. The pur­pose of the pro­ject is to help peo­ple liv­ing with de­men­tia, and other forms of mem­ory loss, lone­li­ness or iso­la­tion, by col­lat­ing and shar­ing old pho­to­graphs of cer­tain sports in an at­tempt to reignite happy me­mories. The pro­ject will also, more in­di­rectly, help to pre­serve and man­age the sport’s her­itage and doc­u­mented his­tory. Rem­i­nis­cence

In the next two years, Sports Her­itage Scot­land will set up a net­work of more than 100 vol­un­teers to es­tab­lish a min­i­mum of 30 rem­i­nis­cence groups for shinty, golf, rugby and cricket.

The Sports Her­itage Scot­land web­site, www.sportsher­itagescot­land.co.uk, also serves to high­light and pro­mote the her­itage of the mem­ber sports and will be avail­able to view in English and Gaelic. 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 Hugh Dan MacLen­nan on hugh­dan. maclen­nan@ sportsher­itagescot­land.co.uk.

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