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TITLE
Taigh Chearsabhagh Heritage Officer Interview (English 16 of 20)
EXTERNAL ID
SMO_ISLANDVOICES_16_EN
PLACENAME
Lochmaddy
DISTRICT
North Uist
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: North Uist
DATE OF RECORDING
2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Cothrom Ltd
SOURCE
Gordon Wells Sabhal Mor Ostaig
ASSET ID
2897
KEYWORDS
heritage
museums

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Caitriona MacCuish is the Heritage Officer at Taigh Chearsabhagh. She describes what the job entails and what she enjoys about working there.

This video is taken from the DVD 'Guthan nan Eilean' which was created by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Cothrom Ltd as part of the European Leonardo POOLS project. The DVD comprises 40 short videos, aimed at learners of both English and Gaelic, which show daily life in Uist and Benbecula.

The project coordinator for 'Island Voices' was Gordon Wells. Link to the project blog here

My name is Caitriona MacCuish, and I work as Heritage Officer in Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre in North Uist.

I work in the museum and I curate the exhibitions, or I set them up and research them. Um, and I work with Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath, the North Uist Historical Society, um, to curate exhibitions. I also work with schools, showing them round the exhibitions, creating work for the exhibitions with schools. And I also work with other community groups, and also with older people who are resident in the hospital or in the local care homes.

Um, I suppose most of the time I'm here, but I do then spend quite a percentage out in the community as well, out in the schools, or with other groups.

I really enjoy my work, yeah. Um, there's always something different doing every day. There's lots of people around as well, and the staff here are very friendly. Um, and I like the fact that there's lots of the community come in to visit, to use the café and also to look at exhibitions, so I really enjoy it.

I think it's very important. It is a place both for the community and also for tourists, um, and also it employs a lot of people. There's nowhere like it, I don't think, in North Uist otherwise, so it's very important, and also it helps to conserve our history for future generations as well.

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Taigh Chearsabhagh Heritage Officer Interview (English 16 of 20)

INVERNESS: North Uist

2000s

heritage; museums

Gordon Wells Sabhal Mor Ostaig

Guthan nan Eilean / Island Voices

Caitriona MacCuish is the Heritage Officer at Taigh Chearsabhagh. She describes what the job entails and what she enjoys about working there. <br /> <br /> This video is taken from the DVD 'Guthan nan Eilean' which was created by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Cothrom Ltd as part of the European Leonardo POOLS project. The DVD comprises 40 short videos, aimed at learners of both English and Gaelic, which show daily life in Uist and Benbecula.<br /> <br /> The project coordinator for 'Island Voices' was Gordon Wells. Link to the project blog <a href="http://guthan.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">here</a><br /> <br /> My name is Caitriona MacCuish, and I work as Heritage Officer in Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre in North Uist.<br /> <br /> I work in the museum and I curate the exhibitions, or I set them up and research them. Um, and I work with Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath, the North Uist Historical Society, um, to curate exhibitions. I also work with schools, showing them round the exhibitions, creating work for the exhibitions with schools. And I also work with other community groups, and also with older people who are resident in the hospital or in the local care homes.<br /> <br /> Um, I suppose most of the time I'm here, but I do then spend quite a percentage out in the community as well, out in the schools, or with other groups.<br /> <br /> I really enjoy my work, yeah. Um, there's always something different doing every day. There's lots of people around as well, and the staff here are very friendly. Um, and I like the fact that there's lots of the community come in to visit, to use the café and also to look at exhibitions, so I really enjoy it.<br /> <br /> I think it's very important. It is a place both for the community and also for tourists, um, and also it employs a lot of people. There's nowhere like it, I don't think, in North Uist otherwise, so it's very important, and also it helps to conserve our history for future generations as well.