A radio project which is collecting stories from the public is being hosted by the city’s Verdant Works all this week
The award-winning former jute mill at West Henderson’s Wynd, now a popular visitor attraction, is temporarily home to BBC Radio 4’s The Listening Project from 10am-5pm until Friday and local residents are being invited to stop off and make their own contributions.
A mobile unit is parked at Verdant Works, where the public can share their stories on life, moments, memories and people – whatever they choose.
By taking part they will also be creating history. The conversations are being collected and archived by the British Library to preserve them for future generations.
The Dundee project kicked off yesterday with an interview with local writer Norman Watson and a conversation with Alice Marra of The Hazey Janes.
The Listening Project is a partnership between BBC Radio 4, BBC local and national radio stations and the British Library.
Paul Jennings, executive director of Dundee Heritage Trust which runs the works along with Discovery Point, said: “Verdant Works is a textile museum but also a social history museum and popular meeting place for groups and individuals with ties to Dundee’s history.”