Ref NoSBA/158
Acc NoA/08/39
TitleThe Scottish Borders Memory Bank
DescriptionThis collection is no longer fully accessible online but some material accesible via SCRAN. The transcripts are being pasted into SBA/158 as 'project files' with their informal index tagging and (where relevant) their associated photographs. Additional UKAT subject terms and name or place Authority files are being added on an ad hoc basis 2018 onwards.
The beginnings of the project were descirbed as follows
"Remembering how it started: The Scottish Borders' Memory Bank was set up by Scottish Borders Council as a Millennium project and was officially launched at a public meeting at Old Gala House in Galashiels on October 19th 1998. The Council wanted to mark and celebrate the change of the Millennium, not in bricks and mortar, nor in steel and plastic, but by creating a community project and one that would be on-going and long-lasting. The idea that the Council adopted was to collect and record memories of life in the Scottish Borders in the twentieth and twenty first centuries and then, through modern technology, to make these memories available as widely and as readily as possible.
"A project for everyone: The Council believed that the project would have the potential to involve individuals and community groups across the length and breadth of the Borders and all age groups from children to centenarians. It was from this imaginative idea of preserving memories of life in the Borders in the past and the present for the benefit, education and enjoyment of present and future generations that the Memory Bank came into existence.
"Planning the way forward: The official launch of the project followed an initial period of research and consultation. This was undertaken by the Memory Bank Project Co-ordinator, Wendy Ball, who discussed the scheme with a wide range of individuals and organisations including colleagues in many Scottish Borders' Council departments and local and national organisations that were already involved in the collecting and preserving of living memories.
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