Shetland Museum and Archives awarded funding for Year of Stories

Shetland Museum and Archives is delighted to announce that it will be celebrating and showcasing many of Shetland’s untold stories next year as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.

Photo from Shetland Museum and Archives online library - 00569. The Crofter's Fireside by Frank Barnard

Yvonne Reynolds, Shetland Museum and Archives Lifelong Learning Officer said: “We are delighted to have received funding from the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund which will enable us to host a year of events with Shetland’s community stories at its heart - and we look forward to sharing them with a wide audience both locally and beyond.”

The stories will be developed as a rich permanent resource through a series of podcasts, short videos, gallery talks and workshops which will take place throughout 2022. A major new annual writing competition will also be launched to commemorate and celebrate the life of colleague, and renowned local storyteller, Davy Cooper.

Further details will be announced in the new year.

Marie Christie, Head of Development at VisitScotland said: "We are delighted to be supporting Shetland Museum and Archives through the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. Events play an important role in our communities as they sustain livelihoods and help to celebrate and promote our unique places, spaces and stories. Themed Years are all about collaboration and Museums Galleries Scotland, National Lottery Heritage Fund and VisitScotland are pleased to work in partnership to create this fund to showcase community stories. By supporting events taking place within our communities, including Shetland Museum and Archives, new opportunities with be provided for locals and visitors to come together and find out more about the diverse stories, past and present, that our communities have to share.”

This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

Find out more about Year of Stories 2022

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