Cove Park is pleased to announce a new storytelling residency and commission as part of Year of Stories 2022

If Our Trees Could Talk is a storytelling commission focused on the unique habitats of Scotland’s Rainforests and those who live and work in these unique environments. Cove Park will engage a storyteller to capture existing stories and craft new ones in response to this rare landscape. The resulting digital audio artwork will weave together stories from environmentalists, climate scientists, local communities and school children, and will be launched at a celebratory Climate Cafe event – as part of Cove Park and Argyll & the Isles Coast & Countryside Trust’s Argyll Beacon programme – in late May 2022.

Marie Christie, Head of Development at VisitScotland said: “We are delighted to be supporting Cove Park through the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. Events play an important role in our communities as they sustain livelihoods and help to celebrate and promote our unique places, spaces and stories. Themed Years are all about collaboration and Museums Galleries Scotland, National Lottery Heritage Fund and VisitScotland are pleased to work in partnership to create this fund to showcase community stories. By supporting events taking place within our communities, including If Our Trees Could Talk, new opportunities with be provided for locals and visitors to come together and find out more about the diverse stories, past and present, that our communities have to share.”

To find out more about this commission please see The Argyll Beacon storyteller Guidelines

Applications should be make through this form.

This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.