Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

RGU to undertake €1 million research project to preserve cultural heritage through storytelling

Ring of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands
Ring of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands

Robert Gordon University is harnessing the power of storytelling to support the creative industries in northern Europe.

Over the next two years the €1 million ‘StoryTagging’ project will showcase stories that celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of northern communities and work with small and medium businesses to bring those stories to life through new products or works.

Managed by RGU Orkney, the international project has been funded in part by the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme of the European Union.

It involves RGU, UHI and partners in Northern Ireland, Finland, Sweden and Russia.

Elsa Cox, RGU’s Orkney development manager, said: “Orkney shares a strong history of storytelling with the project regions as demonstrated by local folklore, music, art and an annual storytelling festival.

“The StoryTagging project is exciting as it brings the opportunity to enhance market reach by imbuing creative products with those stories.

“Such stories bring large numbers of visitors to the islands annually, keen to experience the landscape and local culture for themselves.

“Creative SME’s in the north of Scotland face similar economic challenges to those based across the project area due to location, distance to market and even lack of internet connection.

“With the potential to make it easier to do business sustainably in remote regions, the StoryTagging project has a great deal to offer locally.”

One of the central activities will involve developing an integrated digital platform to host stories, trails, movies and information about locations and events in a wide range of multimedia formats.

It will collect up to 30 stories in each partner country which celebrate language, dialect and culture, economic heritage, traditions, history, folklore, landscape and archaeology.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]