Transform and Tweet
Posted on June 13, 2015
My Reader in Residency with Falkirk Libraries has started and our theme for the year is Transformation. The joy of the Scottish Book Trust’s residency scheme is having a whole year to plan projects to tempt readers into Falkirk Libraries and create some memorable events outside too.
I am working closely with the library staff to uncover the rich heritage of the area with the ever resourceful and happening Falkirk Community Trust.
Maps, social history and poetry will feature in our projects and I have been out and about walking the canals in the footsteps of the Trackers and their horses that pulled the barges and boats.
So far we have walked from Falkirk Library to the Wheel along the Forth and Clyde canal coming back along The Union canal and then from the library along F&C walking to the Kelpies in Helix Park.
Uncovering the industrial heritage at Falkirk Archives has been a joy and letting the act of walking and heritage inspire Twitter poetry