Northwords Now Issue 40

The FREE literary magazine of the North

Spirit: Autobiography – Call for Stories

by Kenny Taylor

As part of a major project to promote culture and heritage across the Highlands, ‘Spirit/Spiorad of the Highlands is looking for stories told by people who live, work and visit here. These will be used in a digital archive, called Spirit:Autobiography and some will also be used to inspire commissioned artists and form the basis of an exhibition in Inverness Castle when it reopens.

“We’re looking for stories behind the headlines of history,” say the organisers, “stories about people you might hear at a ceilidh; the uncle who worked on the hydro schemes; the sister that set up the local fèis; the niece that kayaked the Great Glen in record time.

“And we want to hear stories of communities too, large and small.”

Stories can be up to 350 words, and/or photographs and short audio or AV files can also be uploaded. The deadline is November 30th 2020, and you can find out more – and upload your stories and images – at spiritofthehighlands.com.