PHASE ONE: Additional information

This project is our Phase 1 creative community consultation. It is led by Highland based artists Hector MacInnes (Isle of Skye), Sinéad Hargan (Caithness) and Cat Meighan (Inverness) and produced by Lyth Arts Centre.

We are engaging with people across the Highlands by exploring our memory of the last three years. We hope you can join us in creating a way for the people of the Highlands to collectively remember, reflect on, heal from, and mark the pandemic. This project is part of the Scottish Government and greenspace Scotland’s ‘Remembering Together’ project.

The creative input from these activities will inform a bank of ideas we create for Phase 2 of the project; the delivery of a memorial project across the Highlands over 2023-2024. This could take many different forms. A book, a picnic, a walking trail, a travelling exhibition or a gathering across the Highlands. That’s for all of us to decide.

We have three installations of public online engagement for our Highland Memory Space project. We will be offering spaces to explore Grief, Joy and Futures.

We have also created a library of activities focused on our sensory memory of the pandemic. These activities can be done at home, outdoors, in schools or community groups. They are themed around Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste and Touch. Please have a look and send us your creative responses. www.highlandmemory.space

For a schools pack please email hmspace@lytharts.org.uk

It is important to note that this is a space for those who want to begin to process the last three years through the lens of artistic engagement. If you are struggling with grief or isolation, and need help and support, then here are some helplines and groups you can contact:

We work with adults (aged 18 and over) who are lonely and isolated, and live within the Highland Region of Scotland.