Stories of change in the landscape were brought together in the Homeland Argyll and Bute project, with local people working together to create an account of the vanished culture of crofting and small agriculture using a mixture of traditional and new media.
The islands of Islay and Bute have taken good care of their history through traditional means, working with survey, records and oral history. This project opened the story out into film, photography, and smart phone apps, as well as connecting with existing resources on the web.
This fresh look at familiar places coincided with new initiatives on both islands, which are embracing opportunities to open up landscape and cultural heritage for local people and visitors alike.
Homeland Argyll and Bute was led locally by Brandanii Archaeology and Heritage on Bute, in collaboration with Archaeology Scotland. It was funded by Creative Scotland and Scottish Government Talking Science.
A mobile exhibition took the findings on a tour of Argyll and Bute during 2014 including Rothesay, Oban, Tarbert, Dunoon, Islay, Arrochar, Cairndow, Campbeltown and Kilmartin.