Jura Lives interviewed people over a two-year period about their living memories of the island of Jura in Argyll and Bute. It resulted in over 180 hours of audio recordings. By hosting some of the highlights from this collection, Scran is enabling access to a great resource for finding out about how life has changed on the island since World War One for residents and visitors alike.
There is also a CD of recordings from the Jura Lives Project which is available from the Service Point in Craighouse (01496 820161) priced £10. The stories on the CD have been selected because of the locations that they feature, in an attempt to cover as much of the island as possible. Jura Lives worked out that this disc represents 0.006% of the whole Jura Lives collection of recordings; they could make 180 different CDs of this length before anything was repeated! The whole sound archive can be accessed at the Service Point, Craighouse, from Monday to Friday 10:30 – 14:30.
The full archive of oral histories was launched in October 2013. Jura Lives is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Argyll and the Islands LEADER Programme 2007-13 and the Jura Development Trust.