Creating Heritage Stories for “Discover Tweedsmuir” Website

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This role provides an exciting opportunity to write short stories to be used on the “Discover Tweedsmuir” website, helping to preserve and promote the areas’ history and heritage.

Role Description :
This role involves researching various events and accounts associated with Tweedsmuir’s history and distilling these into short, engaging stories. These stories will be used on the new “Discover Tweedsmuir” website to provide locals, the wider community and visitors with information on the history, and heritage of Tweedsmuir. These stories will sit within descriptions for local walks to enhance the experience for walkers. They will also be used to give people a flavour of our heritage, encourage people to visit Tweedsmuir, or to explore further using the Eco museum.
Much of the information required to write these stories will already be stored within the Heritage database, but candidates may need to do further research. A number of key stories and events have already been identified, but there is scope for candidates to explore topics that particularly interest them, and discuss new ideas within the group.

Skills/Experience Required:
Candidates will require a reasonable internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer, and have email and internet browser (Chrome is preferred)
Candidates will need to be computer literate with experience of using word processing packages. They will have an interest in reading, give attention to detail and be able to write clearly and concisely way.
An interest in local history and heritage is essential and some knowledge of Scottish Borders History would be advantageous.
Full training will be given on how to use the database, and support will be available, including working in small groups.

Organisation aims and objectives

TCC is a local charity that has been set up to support the local residents to enhance their community. The Community have bought the Crook Inn, a historic pub, first licenced in the 1700s, and are currently renovating the buildings to create a community hub. This will provide recreation, leisure, social space, gardening, meeting rooms, destination for visitors and recreation opportunities. We are also creating an eco museum and website linked to the rich heritage of our community, that will allow everyone to explore the museum, and visit local landmarks and interest sites to enhance their understanding of Tweedsmuir. The Eco museum will be a store of the heritage of Tweedsmuir, from the ancient past to the modern day, and protect these stories, photographs, drawings and videos for the future.


Travel details: In your own home, unless interviewing , when meetings may take place in public venues or peoples own homes. Might require travel to physical heritage archives.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Relevant expenses would be compensated, with prior approval
Training details: An initial induction with the Community Development Officer, followed up with training videos, on how the database works. Ongoing support

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