In 2018, Mhor Collective successfully secured funding through the Aspiring Communities programme, part of the European Structural Fund and managed by Scottish Government.
This funding allowed us to recruit three new part time staff in the Highlands and Islands to deliver new a digital project across the region called ‘Our Places, Our Stories’. The project was delivered in key communities benefitting from the rollout of Inverness City Wi-Fi to help residents benefit from the opportunities of internet access, including Alness, Aviemore, Dingwall, Dornoch, Fort Augustus, Fort William, Invergordon, Inverness, Lochcarron, Nairn, Portree and Tain.
Our Places, Our Stories is a digital storytelling project, designed to inspire, encourage and enable people to try digital, sometimes for the first time, sometimes to build confidence and use mobile devices to create stories for sharing online. We are passionate about digital inclusion and wanted to create fun, friendly techniques where people could access new services and learn all about Essential Digital Skills.
As part of the project, we worked across key communities, in partnership with third sector anchor organisations, offering local learning opportunities. In an informal environment, participants learned how to create and share videos- using basic stop motion and film-making apps, as well as how to upload and share photos, use social media and express themselves using digital tools. Staying safe online was embedded across all training.
Some of our Partners include:
Lairg Learning Centre
Cairngorm Learning Partnership
Voluntary Action Lochaber
Wick Youth Group