Paul Duffy, Director, Brandanii Archaeology and Heritage, Bute 

Paul has over two decades of experience in the archaeology and heritage sector and has worked extensively in commercial and community based archaeology.  Brandanii run commercial, research and education projects for communities and individuals across Bute and Argyll and operate on a not for profit basis.  Recently, Brandanii has worked on the Homeland Argyll and Bute project, which works with local people to re-tell stories of change in the landscape using a mixture of traditional and new media. The project brings together groups to create an account of the vanished culture of crofting and small agriculture using social history related and archaeology.  Films, photography and smart phone “apps” tell the stories of the lives of the people of Argyll and Bute in previous centuries. The participating groups (from the islands of Bute and Islay) are being trained in the use of new media technologies to share their stories. The project will be working with groups on Islay during October 2013 and we are working in partnership with Brandanii Archaeology with funding from Creative Scotland and Scottish Government Talking Science Grant.  See here for the stories and apps.

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