The Orkney Story Stack

Orkney’s Story Stack project was on view at an exhibition hosted by the Orkney Library & Archive on Saturday 13th of July.

Story Stack

Mark Jenkins and Rebecca Marr, Orkney’s appointed Digital Storytellers, worked with local groups to tell their personal stories whilst developing important digital skills. Participants used digital technology such as iPads, microphones and editing software, to produce a narrated story accompanied by photographs and visual footage.

story stack planning

Rebecca Marr explains the planning process

The stimulus for the stories might be images or objects which would enable the storytellers to plan and produce their stories.

story stack video

The way the stories evolved produces a relaxed and natural voice in the storytellers.

The project was managed and supported locally by Orkney Library and Archive, who received training to help ensure that digital storytelling activities can continue beyond the end of this project. The 6 kits (iPads, microphones, headphones and software) have remained with the library and loaned out free of charge

You can listen to all the stories by clicking on this link: Orkney Story Stack on Vimeo

This was part of a national project from the Scottish Book Trust funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by local Digital Storytellers working with 7 libraries:

  1. Dundee
  2. East Ayrshire
  3. Glenrothes
  4. Falkirk
  5. Inverclyde
  6. North Ayrshire
  7. Orkney

You can listen to all of them by clicking on this link: Digital Stories

Reporter: Fiona Grahame







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