Unforgotten Highland Women
Unforgotten Highland Women
About Unforgotten Highland Women
Unforgotten Highland Women is a short podcast series recorded at live events across the Highlands of Scotland about remarkable local women. A jewel thief, a witch, a doctor and an inspirational teacher are just some of the stories of incredible Highland women revealed from museum archives. Pauline Moore podcaster and freelance producer, with support from the team at XpoNorth, was commissioned by Museums and Heritage Highland to host these events, interviewing the keepers of the tales, sharing the stories with local communities and holding information gathering sessions to help complete the picture.
Yes, I am a witch. What makes Isobel different than others who also were accused of witchcraft? She confessed without the usual torture treatment. Regarded as a great storyteller, her own story has become a thing of legend gracing the pages of books, music and the halls of academia...until now, we bring her story to you. Pauline talks to Melissa Davies, curator of Nairn Museum; Andrew Grant MacKenzie, Highland historian; Helen Wright who designed the mural to Isobel on display in Auldearn and Ash William Mills - author of The Black Book of Isobel Gowdie. Recorded at: Nairn Museum, Nairn For more information about Unforgotten Highland Women, go to: www.thebiglight.com/unforgottenhighlandwomen
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and from travels in India to being one of the first woman to qualify as a GP Beatrice Garvie spent 15 years in North Ronaldsay and she was never without her camera - capturing local life on the island. Orkney Doctor and photographer, we hear more about the incredible life of this turn of the century polymath. Pauline talks to Fiona Sanderson, artist and researcher as well as special guests linked to Beatrice directly. Recorded at: Orkney Archive Centre For more information about Unforgotten Highland Women, go to: www.thebiglight.com/unforgottenhighlandwomen
Join us as we unweave the beautiful tapestry of Margaret's story - the daughter of a cobbler who became a seminal artist, associate of Rennie Mackintosh, who empowered women through the "Margaret Swanson System of Educational Needlework". Teaching far and wide, Margaret broke the mould by inspiring and championing women's independent creativity. Pauline talks to Muriel Murray who discovered the story of Margaret Swanson. Recorded at: Castlehill Heritage Centre, Castletown For more information about Unforgotten Highland Women, go to: www.thebiglight.com/unforgottenhighlandwomen
Caroline Ross made the news in the 1930's for child murder and her case wasn't what it seemed. The controversy turned a small Highland community upside down and the issues it churned up still resonate today. Join us as we walk through Caroline's story and explore the deep mystery at its heart. Pauline talks to Nick Lindsay, author and chair of Clyne Heritage Society Recorded at: Brora Heritage Centre For more information about Unforgotten Highland Women, go to: www.thebiglight.com/unforgottenhighlandwomen
Though she never fished herself, Megan Boyd is regarded as the finest tier of fishing flies in the world. Join us to hear about this extraordinary woman, why she has so many devotees and why now, she may be getting the recognition she deserves. Pauline talks to Nick Lindsay, author and chair of Clyne Heritage Society as well as members of the audience who knew Megan. Recorded at: Brora Heritage Centre For more information about Unforgotten Highland Women, go to: www.thebiglight.com/unforgottenhighlandwomen
Shamed, shunned and notorious: the glittering life of an unexpected heroine, Mary Marjory. The only child of a successful Gaelic speaking fishing family, Mary found herself orphaned in her teens only to work her way up in London society and Europe...where she met her destiny as a successful jewel thief. Pauline talks to Siobhan Beatson, curator at Ullapool Museum and Morven Macdonald, curator Highland Museum of Childhood. For more information about Unforgotten Highland Women, go to: www.thebiglight.com/unforgottenhighlandwomen
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