The Community Timelines courses will allow eight communities opportunities to learn about local heritage, to research sites, buildings or finds from their area, and then to plan and create a display. At the end of the Stop, Look and Listen project, the results from all eight communities will be gathered together into a book.
The course is broken down into two parts:
- Exploring Your Local Heritage
This section provides an overview of Highland heritage, from earliest settlers to yesterday, placing local sites and finds in their context.
Members of the course choose local sites, buildings or finds and find out as much as possible about them. As part of the research, we learn how to do a 'desk-based assessment'. The results of this research are then used to create a 'Community Timeline' display, as we learn to distill research for a short label and picture, and to compile an accompanying binder with extra information. The display is then toured locally, and the binder offered to appropriate libraries, museums or heritage societies.
The eight communities reflect the diverse regions and types of settlement found in the Highlands. Courses were held in: