School & Youth Group Oral History Programme - filmed interviews

'Twechar: An Oral History of a Pit Village' at St Ninian's High School

In 2016, Twechar Community Action was awarded Heritage Lottery Funding to capture an oral history of Twechar and its residents. The School & Youth Oral History Programme is one of the many activities to involve Twechar people in the project. Students from local schools and members of youth groups learned about oral history, how and which questions to ask, and how to conduct and record interviews - and they had some fun along the way.
Here, we see the students of St. Ninian's High School, Kirkintilloch, interviewing their peers and invited guests from the village of Twechar. Many thanks to all involved, including history teacher Mr John McGinness.

Twecher Girls Youth Group

Twechar Community Action was awarded Heritage Lottery Funding to create an oral history archive  of the village. As part of this project, Sue worked with local youth groups - teaching them oral history  skills and filming them interviewing their peers and local residents. This film shows the Girls' Youth  Group at work.  Enjoy!

Final Film Twechar Youth Group

As part of the HLF funded Twechar Pit Village Oral History Project, Twechar Healthy Living and Enterprise Centre's Youth Group worked with me to learn oral history skills and video interviews.  They were brilliant!  This is their film - enjoy!

'Twechar: An Oral History of a Pit Village' – Interview with Sandra Sutton

The lovely Sandra Sutton, Secretary, Twechar Healthy Living & Enterprise Centre, was interviewed for  the 'Twechar: An oral history of a pit village' project.  Sandra talked about the history of the village and the challenges and triumphs in establishing and running the Centre. This video captures her being interviewed by members of the Centre's youth group.  They were trained by Dr Sue Morrison, and also helped with the filming.  Many, many thanks to Sandra and the youth team!