Hoy Heritage Centre

Hoy Kirk Heritage Centre, at Hoy Kirk, is a popular community run venue hosting a seasonal events programme and permanent and changing exhibitions exploring local heritage. The community bought the building after it ceased to be a church. Rebecca works as Hoy heritage officer at Hoy Kirk supporting the community in programming and delivering events…

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Gunnie Moberg Archive

The Gunnie Moberg Archive was established by the Orkney Library and Archive to conserve the collection of the late Swedish photographer Gunnie Moberg. Moberg settled in Orkney in 1976 and created a substantial and artistically important archive of images of Orkney’s people and places, plants, stones and birds. Rebecca co-ordinated the project, creating an on…

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Stromness Hometown

Over 100 people contributed to this Stromness Museum project which resulted in an audio journey of Stromness,  taking listeners along the length of the street and linking present day life and economic activity in the town with events in the past. Rebecca was project coordinator, Mark one of the project team, interviewer and editor of…

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Papay on Film

A feature length series of 8 short films made by Mark Jenkins reflecting the cultural heritage of Papa Westray, Orkney. The films were made during a 2 month residency in 2016, using archive aural and visual material together with new interviews, images and film. They were commissioned as part of a permanent display at The Kelp Store Craft and…

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Investigations Of A Hogboon Mound

This three day multi-disciplinary project with a school age summer club in Rousay, used folklore, archaeology and art. A Hogboon, as Orcadian storyteller Tom Muir describes, is a mound dweller who can either bring good or ill luck to the family it belongs to. Members of the Summer Archaeology Club in Rousay were asked to…

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Listening To The Piers

Listening to the piers was a Stromness Museum project exploring the changing relationships between people and the piers in Stromness, Orkney. Held during 2017, the project was a collaboration between archaeologists, artists, marine biologists and the public, to celebrate Stromness 200 Per Mare. This marked two centuries since Stromness became a Burgh of Barony allowing the…

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New Chapter

The New Chapter project celebrated the transition from the Stromness Library at Hellihole Road to the new facility in the Warehouse Buildings at the Pierhead. The project marked the move by looking back at the old building, collating and generating material around its history, and that of lending libraries in Stromness, for this online home.…

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Charles Clouston: Man of science with his head in the clouds

This year long Stromness Museum project engaged Rebecca in research, exhibition support, community activities and events, based on the interests of the museum’s founder, Rev Dr Charles Clouston. His interests ranged from weather to seaweed, archaeology to geology. The project resulted in an exhibition at Stromness Museum, the production of an illustrated seaweed guide, a…

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Wilder Being

Wilder Being: Creation and destruction in the littoral zone was a multi-disciplinary project bringing together archaeologists, artists, environmental scientists and community, for a field workshop in Sanday to explore impressions of place and environment. This UHI Archaeology Institute research project involved the Art and Archaeology departments and the Pier Arts Centre. Rebecca and Mark were…

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Scapa Flow Visitor Centre

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre at Lyness, Hoy, is a museum of Orkney’s naval heritage situated on the site of the naval base. Rebecca worked with the museum on two projects. Fortress Orkney – available through the Glow schools platform – was part of the Museums & Galleries Scotland national programme Remembering Scotland at War .…

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Art & Agriculture

In 2007 Rebecca took up the year long artist residency working with Orkney farmers. The Art & Agriculture Residency run by the Pier Arts Centre was the reason Rebecca and Mark moved to Orkney. The project resulted in several exhibitions, two publications and numerous events. The residency was designed to engage one of the largest…

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West Side Cinema

Mark established this community cinema in Stromness in 2012 and is currently Chair of the trust and main programmer. It has become a community hub and a source of entertainment, education and inspiration showing fiction and documentary films from around the world. West Side Cinema have a loyal audience and reputation for high quality and engaging…

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Hoy Heritage films

A community project producing six films featuring local characters and their interpretation of Hoy culture, heritage and landscape. Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. Mark Jenkins was director, cameraman, and editor, working with local news reporter, sound recordist and interviewer David Hartley. Jack Rendall – A Personal History 13m Rackwick Renewables 3m Jimmy Moar, The Wise Old Man of…

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Fishernet

Fishernet was a three year project bringing together people and organisations with an interest in fishing cultural heritage. It was developed with the support of the European Commission Culture Programme with partners from Iceland, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Iceland, Cyprus and Bulgaria. Mark became involved in 2011 as a film programmer for Fishernet as part of Nordkapp Film…

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