As part of my research into using the games canvas to acknowledge and depict places and objects which may otherwise be lost or forgotten, I recently undertook a trip to Greenock to the ‘Poppins Shop’ in the OAK MALL.
This project, initiated and organised by BelleMedia, introduces technology to older communities and offers opportunities to chat whilst giving residents exclusive access to the Inverclyde Player, a library of more than 300 hand-picked video clips, many about Greenock and the surrounding area. The project is part of a wider Technology Strategy Board initiative, ‘The Long Term Care Revolution’, which is looking at approaches to tackling various challenges created by an ageing UK population.
For more info on Poppins click here.
BelleMedia have recently published a book of Memoirs entitled
An 'insiders' look at 35 years on the Clyde.
Captain Robin Hutchison was one of the most prominent and experienced of the post-war Masters to serve on the Clyde. In this book he uses his knowledge and unique personality to tell the story of the era, his favourite ships and the people and passengers he sailed with.