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Monday, August 3 2020

Assynt Archive now run by the Assynt Crofters' Trust

The Assynt Community Digital Archive started life in 2009 as a sub-project of a larger project run by the Assynt Community Association. Over the years, the Community Association has morphed into a different body with different priorities, and the Archive became a less easy fit. For several years  […]

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Tuesday, March 1 2016

Gaelic Place Names - collating local culture

As in many rural communities, place names in Assynt mean a lot more than merely words on maps.  They indicate what is and was important to everyday life, and very often give a glimpse of how much more the land was used in times gone by.  Alastair Moffat notes in one of his books that the landscape,  […]

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Thursday, August 15 2013

Zim wiki - More personal information tools

Example Zim wiki showing image incorporated in a note

A wiki is a brilliant idea, created by Ward Cunningham when he released his WikiWikiWeb, a system that allowed groups of people to create and edit documents and notes easily and with minimal training.  To create links, it uses the concept of Wikiwords, and exampe being this - WikiWord - with  […]

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Tuesday, July 16 2013

Content Creation with Assynt Older Folk

The Assynt Learning Centre has very pro-actively been running a series of courses for older folk to get the most out of their computers, and to promote understanding of digital technologies.  Part of this has been to create digital content, with the course participants keen to allow their views and  […]

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