The scrAPPbook story so far
This community-orientated digital scrAPPbook concept was created out of the University of Dundee Design in Action programme.
Back in February 2014 a group of 30 strangers, half of them technically-minded, half of them very much the opposite, came together at Salisbury Green Hotel in Edinburgh for a Chiasma event called 'Beyond Mobile'. During the course of three days we talked about common interests. Slowly, new project and product ideas began to to take shape.
Some, but far from all, projects are funded and scrAPPbook is one of the lucky ones, with Verity Walker (from the Black Isle) and Alison Williams and Yolanda Yeo (both from Edinburgh) the three Chiasma participants who came up with the original idea. Our project team also now includes technical designers and marketing support.
So far we have been awarded £5K to fund a pilot project which is being run with the community of Badenoch, a collection of many smaller communities within one area of the Cairngorms National Park. A further £15K is available following a satisfactory pilot and planning phase. There is no cost whatsoever to Badenoch for this pilot project.
Interpretaction Projects Limited has been established as a limited company in which the University of Dundee retains a 10% interest in order to run the scrAPPbook project.
Interpretaction has already existed as a respected UK heritage and community engagement consultancy since 1998. We created the Dalwhinnie Voices project in conjunction with local people about six years ago.
We have had good media coverage and are currently working closely with staff and pupils at Kingussie High School, Newtonmore, Kingussie, Gargask and (soon) Alvie Primary.
ScrAPPbook is very much for anyone living or working in Badenoch. We hope you'll join in the fun. Please register today!