ReCollections: Callander Open Day, 25 Oct

ReCollections Open Day, Callander Library, Tue 25 Oct

Would you like to help preserve the memories of your community? Do you enjoy local history and talking to people? If you do, you may be able to help us with this exciting new project. Stirling Council Libraries and Archives Service is working to preserve the recollections of your community to provide a resource for local and family history and to help those in your area living with dementia. Although the Archive does have a lot of information about the past in your local area, we need more images and accounts of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

We are asking people to share their photographs by having them digitally scanned so that we can create a ‘Memory Box’ for your area. We are also hoping that people will agree to being interviewed to make sure that those precious memories are recorded for the future. There will be a dedicated week at each Library Branch during which local people will be asked to bring in photographs and be interviewed for the oral history project. There will also be a drop-in session during the week of the project where you can chat to Archives and Library staff about your records and how best to store them and have your memories recorded as part of our oral history project.

The aim of the project is to create a resource that will be available at each Library branch for local people to use. The oral history interviews will also be available at the Library along with transcripts for those who prefer to access them in this way. The most interesting phtographs will be featured in the Stirling Observer as part of their ‘Memory Lane’ series so look out your old collections and bring them to the Library!

The first Re:Collections week is underway at Callander Branch Library this week and Archive staff will be on hand to answer any of your questions at the Open Day tomorrow. Events at other Libraries will follow, posters with the dates will appear in your local Library branch.

If you would like to find out more, please speak to your library staff or contact us.