Do you have an interest in place-names and natural heritage?
Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba (AÀA) and Scottish Natural Heritage are creating a booklet on the place-names of Eriskay.
With support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, we are looking for a locally based fieldworker to carry out the essential fieldwork required for the project.
A keen interest in local history/place-names and reasonable fluency in Gaelic are essential.
A training day in Eriskay, or South Uist, and follow-up support will be given (including expenses).
The fieldworker will be employed on a freelance basis two days per week for a period of 10 weeks, with flexible working hours. We aim to commence the fieldwork by the end of July.
The fieldworker should be able to secure a minimum of two informants. Other responsibilities will include:
- Determining grid references
- Collating research into a spreadsheet
- Transcriptions of interviews
If you are interested, or would like a little more information, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Eilidh on 01471 888 120.
Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV should be submitted by Friday 29th June 2018.
Our previous booklet on the Place-names of Colonsay and Oronsay is available as a PDF download