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Working Voices (2019)

Here in Ayrshire we know we’ve a strong and fascinating maritime heritage from shipbuilding through to folk travelling ‘doon the watter’.

But we haven't had a real shared story of personal and community memories of living and working around maritime industries in the area.

The Working Voices oral history project set out to change this.

We had a fantastic response to the Working Voices project and heard some amazing stories about our maritime heritage like the two below

You can hear more of the Working Voices story on the Scottish Maritime Museum's YouTube channel. Or to find out even more visit the museum itself where the oral histories collected during the Working Voices project can now be viewed in the Harbour Stories Exhibition.


Did you know?

View of the bow of "Lady Dorothy" having work carried out on her at the Ayrshire Dockyard Company's slipway in 1953. Irvine used to have  a thriving shipbuilding industry – can you remember it?

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Get Involved

If you worked in local (the Irvine, Ardeer, Ardrossan and Saltcoats areas) maritime or water-based industries – a shipyard, harbour, engineering firm or smithy for example – or have memories of community life around these industries, please get in touch.

Contact Details

David Mann

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01294 278283

6 Gottries Road, Irvine, KA12 8QE

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