Life In The Lost Villages – End Of Project Celebration Event

Dalmellington, East Ayrshire, GBR – 30 September: Allan Dorans MP and Depute Provost Claire Leitch were among organisers and participants at the End of Project event for The Lost Villages on Saturday 30 September 2023 in Dalmellington, East Ayrshire. The Lost Villages is an oral history of miners’ rows and the deindustrialisation of East Ayrshire. Photo: David Gordon for EAC

On Saturday 30th September the CCLP team attended the Life In The Lost Villages celebration event at Dalmellington Community Centre. The afternoon was organised by Yvonne McFadden and Arthur McIvor from the Scottish Oral History Centre at the University of Strathclyde. We were joined by members of the community and their families who had contributed their personal testimonies to the project. The afternoon was capped off with live performances from Seán Gray and Rab Wilson with songs and poetry inspired by life on the old miners rows. We are now working with East Ayrshire Leisure Trust to hold an exhibition at The Baird Institute in Cumnock next year and launch a book all about the project and its findings.

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