Culture & Heritage Projects
A main aim of the CFT is to help Clyde communities to connect with and get more involved in the culture and heritage anchored within the fishing industry as it plays such an important role in the Clyde’s, and our countries, history and identity.
Oral history interviews were carried out in various locations around the Clyde over the course of 2017 and 2018. Some of the interviews and other material collected have been published on the project website, which can be found here.
Project Artist Deirdre Nelson worked with pupils from Tarbert Academy to renovate the interior of the projects mobile hub, using the oral history interviews and films along with archive photographs and film as inspiration. The poems of Angus Martin were also used. Pupils created some wonderful images which were transformed by Deirdre to cover the upholstery, blinds, table tops and walls of the bus.
'Casting the Net' was an oral history project developed by Clyde Fishermen's Trust, Clyde Fishermen's Association and the Scottish Fisheries Museum, which aimed to capture the memories and experiences of the last of the ring-net fishermen and their families from around the Firth of Clyde and West Coast of Scotland.
Towards the end of the project, the 'Boat Bus' went on a tour promoting the project and sharing the culture of fishing in the Clyde past and present. Today it is being used to deliver further outreach projects. If you would like us to visit your school, local library, etc. please get in touch!