The importance of preserving the history of Scotland's best-known industries is is the subject of a new booklet produced by the Scottish Council on Archives.
The brochure, entitled 'Enterprising Scotland', features case studies of notable achievements by the very active business history community north of the border as well as numerous fascinating images of archive materials and activities.
The brochure also includes a foreword by Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs.
Developing the North Sea oil and gas industry was a human endeavour as great as putting the first men on the moon. In the oral histories of the Capturing the Energy project we hear the actual voices of the men and women who made this possible in one of the harshest offshore environments in the world. But we also gain an invaluable insight into their daily working lives, the astonishing challenges they had to overcome, and their quiet pride in the importance of what they did." Eric Crockart
Capturing the Energy's oral history interviewer, Eric Crockart, is among the contributors, talking about the value of verbal testimonies alongside documentary records. We're looking to expand this collection so if you have a story to tell, please get in touch.
Copies of the booklet are available at various heritage institutions across the country; if you are interested in receiving your own copies to distribute among friends and colleagues, contact Capturing the Energy.