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Denize Lace ‘Heads Above Water’

Premiering on The Orkney News YouTube channel on Saturday 3rd of December at 4.30pm is the next in the Orcadian Stories series of films.

Denize Lace is the Wellbeing Coordinator for the island of Hoy.

In this short film she explains the Island Wellbeing Project and the particular challenges island residents have faced due to the Covid pandemic lockdowns, and the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Filmed and edited by Martin Laird (https://www.youtube.com/@martin_s_laird) , researched by Fiona Grahame, and produced by Orkney News Ltd, ‘Orcadian Stories’ is a series of short filmed interviews of people who have played a part in creating a cultural legacy for the islands.

The films focus on individuals telling their stories.

The original theme music is by Eamonn Keyes.

All the individuals filmed have contributed to the local community through their work which may be for art, music, film, communications, tradition, mental health, and well-being.

This film 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.  #YS2022 #wellbeing #orkney #yearofstories #oralhistory