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Fishing for memories of a once-thriving industry

Researchers are setting out to capture people’s memories of the once-thriving salmon netting on the River Tweed. Dr Helen Jarvis, Reader in Social Geography, is collecting stories via a pop-up ‘listening booth’ which records people’s memories in their own words.

Quoted in the Chronicle, Helen said: "The timing of this project is crucial, not only to tap into the buzz around the festival, which has ignited a new interest in the town’s history, but also to connect to the deeply felt public attachment and sense of belonging triggered by the threatened closure of Gardo, the last Berwick fishery.

"It’s vital that we preserve the vast knowledge of different parts of the river if locally caught wild salmon is ever to be part of Berwick’s future."

Read the full article, Berwick salmon project aims to collect stories of life on the River Tweed, on ChronicleLive.

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published on: 4 August 2015