Oral History Project


Project update

Get a sense of the island’s unique heritage from our current oral history project
Sound clips www.soundcloud.com/juralives
News Feed www.facebook.com/jura.lives

A Landscape of Lives

After two years spent collecting recordings, training local volunteers, and having parties, the island’s oral history project has now concluded. We dearly hope to be able to launch a phase two later in the year, but meanwhile, there is lots of the collection to explore!
This glorious CD of recordings from the Jura Lives Project is available now, from the Service Point (01496 820161) priced ?10.
The stories on the CD have been selected because of the locations that they feature, in an attempt to cover as much of the island as possible. We worked out that this disc represents 0.006% of the whole Jura Lives collection of recordings; we could make 180 different CDs of this length before we repeated anything!
The whole sound archive can be accessed at the Service Point, Craighouse, from Monday to Friday 10:30 – 14:30. There is an easy system for searching and browsing for the recordings that interest you.
Click on the green ‘what have we got’  below to download a document about the archive’s current public holdings  :
140131 what have we got (PDF)

We designed the catalogue so that you can get to what interests you in two easy steps and can always go back to the beginning by clicking on the Jura Lives badge at the top left corner of each page.

For more details about how the friendly catalogue works, please download this ‘how to BOOKLET’.pdf by clicking on the link below (print and fold at home):

For updates about the project and the island’s heritage, you can follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/juralives or join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jura.lives
And we hope to see you at the Service Point soon!

The oral history project has been made possible by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Argyll and the Islands LEADER 2007-2013 programme and the Isle of Jura Development Trust.