Digitising intangible heritage
The CUPIDO project has digitised a range of intangible heritage. According to UNESCO intangible cultural heritage includes song, music, drama, skills, crafts, and the other parts of culture that can be recorded but cannot be touched and interacted with, without a vehicle for the culture.
RECORDING ORAL TRADITION
This audio gallery allows you to immerse in the oral tradition of the Orkney North Sea Region by listening to Jim Pratt’s poems.
Jim Pratt has
been writing a number of poems in the Orcadian dialect about his
memories of Shapinsay, one of the Orkney Islands.
Subject matter ranges from the old Iona boat to the great hurricane of
1952 as well as poems about Jim’s working life which started on the
farm at Waltness and later continued at Strathore after which he
helped his brother-in-law Ian Gray with building work on the island.