above is the opening paragraph from this publication and we hope it will
inspire the locals in Lossiemouth to take up the challenge of telling us
of their life in Lossiemouth in the 21st century before they pass away.
This project is designed
to look at Lossiemouth and the surrounding area in minute detail.
It comes out of my many years of researching Scottish history where many
small details of life in Scotland are very difficult to find. At
the end of the day this project can only happen where the local
population gets involved. While this project will show what life
is like in Lossiemouth it will become an historical record for future
generations to learn from.
100 years ago we didn't
have mobile phones or Internet or Televisions or computers or motor
cars. Who knows where we'll be in another 100 years. Perhaps we'll have
a chip in our brains so we won't need to carry mobile phones or
computers. So all I'm trying to do is put a marker down on how we
live our life today and so hopefully the people in Lossiemouth will tell
us something about themselves as they live today so that in 100 or more
years we'll be able to show people how we lived then.
It is the illusion of
each generation that what is well-known and definite today will always
be so. Hence, records are inadequate and incompletely kept; important
letters are destroyed; precautions against fire are not taken; and of
course the duplication of documents is held to be superfluous. In
another decade or two there will be hardly any one living who will
remember much of the previous generation. And thus this is the reason
for this project.
This page will be updated
as we get more content so it's basic layout simply reflects the lack of
information we have available at this time.
And so if you can help in
anyway please get in touch. Our major traffic is through the USA - 43%,
UK - 21%, Canada - 10% and Australia and New Zealand - 7.5%.
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