Website Wonder Fools

Are you a young person aged 18 – 25 in Dumfries and Galloway? Interested in journalism and getting involved with your local heritage? Would you like a paid opportunity ( £1000) ? This might be for you!

About the project:

And Then Come the Nightjars is an award-winning play about the foot-and-mouth crisis of 2001. The production will relocate the play to Dumfries and Galloway, one of the hardest hit areas of the epidemic aiming to reach audiences across the south of Scotland who suffered the disease’s ramifications.

The archive

We are creating an archive which will include sound recordings of interviews with local people conducted by two young researchers, as well as photographs of those interviewed. The content will be hosted on a website that will be able to be accessed globally for years to come. Interviews will be underscored by music composed by local performance duo VanIves. An example of a similar project produced by Wonder Fools can be seen here.

About the role

We are looking for 2 excellent young people aged 18 – 25 with an interest in journalism and/or heritage/ local history to take on an important role for the archive and to become researchers for the project. The successful applicants will conduct interviews with farmers, vets, those working in the food sector and local residents as we look back on the past.


Midnight Sunday 26th September. Interviews w/c 27th September


Planning sessions (online): Week beginning 4 October

Interviews: Weeks beginning 11th and 18th October 2021 (half term)


£1000 per researcher


Find more information HERE

Find the application form HERE

Find out more about Wonder Fools HERE

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