We offer hearty congratulations to 2019 BFE Annual Conference Liaison Frances Wilkins, who was recently awarded a Research Incentive Grant from the Carnegie Trust for a 12 month project. The project commenced in September 2019 and focuses on researching sacred singing in the West Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. The research will primarily involve fieldwork in the region, in particular on the islands of Lewis, Harris, Skye, Raasay, North and South Uist, Benbecula and Barra and in Lochalsh. The aim is to record and analyse current practices, placing them historically and contemporaneously within the respective faith communities and understanding them in their social and cultural contexts.
Congratulations Frances! We look forward to finding out more about this rich and fascinating topic.