On Line Heritage Explorations
In a series of short courses funded by High Life Highland in 2015 and 2016, participants learned about or expanded their computing skills, focussing on heritage internet sites. There are a wealth available out there, and we explored heritage databases, maps on the National Library of Scotland website, aerial photographs, photographic archives of local areas, websites for tracing family history and much more. We also explored various computing basics and skills, such as organising files, moving pictures from camera or phone to the web, and useful tools such as the snipping tool.
Two courses were held in Ardersier (at the Heritage Cafe in the Old School) and one in Invergordon (at the Museum). In both cases, images and text about local sites were submitted to the HER and Canmore. At Invergordon a final drop in session was held at the local Library, where course participants were able to show others some of the interesting sites we had been exploring.