(click the red dots to listen to the stories)
Explore [murmur] Edinburgh:
- Download and print the map.
- Go for a walk: bring your mobile phone, and head for the red dots on
- Find the green ear, and call the number on
- Enter the code on the sign to hear people's stories about the place
where you're standing.
[murmur] is an audio documentary project that collects and presents stories
set in specific locations in Edinburgh (in this instance, throughout the
area of Leith), as told by the residents of Edinburgh themselves. Ear-shaped
[murmur] signs bearing a telephone number and location code mark the places
where stories are available for listening. Use the map to find the story
locations, and then use your mobile to call the number, enter the location
code, and listen to [murmur] stories while you explore the space where the
stories took place. Alternatively, you may also listen to the stories on
this website by clicking the red dots on the map.
Some stories are anecdotal, others are historic, but all of them convey why
these places are important to Leith. Once heard, these stories can change
the way people think about that place and the city at large. These are the
stories that make up our urban identity, but they are kept inside of the
heads of the people who live here. [murmur] brings that important archive
out onto the streets, for all to hear and experience.
[murmur] Edinburgh is presented by New Media Scotland
(mediascot.org). New Media Scotland receives core funding from
the Scottish Arts Council. [murmur] Edinburgh is additionally supported by
the Heritage Lottery Fund and
the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.