AN ORAL history project has been launched to ensure the stories of North Ayrshire’s working women do not die out.

Working Voices, run by Garnock Connections Landscape Partnership, aims to collate and conserve tales of the past from those who worked in local industry.

They would also be delighted to hear from their friends and relatives.

Stories are being sought from those who worked at sites such as ICI Ardeer, or in mills, steelworks, furniture production or other industries.

This is the latest instalment of the project, after an exhibition was created and displayed in partnership with the Scottish Maritime Museum in 2019.

Denize Jacques, oral history assistant, decided to focus on women this time around as she believes their experiences of work can often be overlooked.

She said: “When I started, I noticed that a lot of the stuff that has been recorded before was of men’s experiences and there was no requirement for it to be that way.

“There’s all these stories that we’re not getting because we haven’t specifically approached women about them. There are some amazing stories about women in industry and, through the Working Voices project, we’re hoping to preserve and share them with future generations.”

The recorded material will be shared as an online exhibition. It is also expected to be displayed as part of a physical exhibition. To share a story, contact 07935 014957 or email