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Wester Ross life in lockdown call for contributions

By Philip Murray

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A CELEBRATION of the diversity of life within Wester Ross is seeking input from local residents while they're stuck in lockdown.

The multi-media project is being organised by the Wester Ross Biosphere as part of a wider look at people's sense of place.

Planned as a part of PhD research by Zoe Russell, from the University of Stirling, the project is eager to see residents' photos, short videos, diary entries and stories about life in Wester Ross.

A spokesperson for the Wester Ross Biosphere said: "Whilst we are all staying close to home, it’s a great time to think about sense of place. What do you think is special about where you live? Do you have favourite landscapes, wildlife, stories, songs or poems from your local area?

"This multi-media project is part of the PhD research of Zoe Russell... who is currently studying nature and culture in the Wester Ross UNESCO Biosphere.

"The aim is to collect materials that highlight and celebrate the diversity of the region for Zoe's research and to produce a sense of place video for all to enjoy at the end of the project.

"You can send anything at all that you are happy to share. With your submission consider adding a short description of what you've sent and why you’ve chosen it. You can choose to be anonymous, or have your name to appear with your submission. Remember to #staylocal and use what you already have available at home if you can't get out to your favourite spot just now."

To make a submission or get more information email z.o.russell@stir.ac.uk.

You can also post on social media using the hashtag #SenseofPlaceWRB and #WeAreWesterRoss. Tag @WesterRossBios on Twitter, @westerrossbiosphere on Facebook or Instagram.

For more information visit wrb.scot/sustainable-development/research or email z.o.russell@stir.ac.uk

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