ReCollections – dates for your diary!

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.

ReCollections Weeks

Central Library: 14-18 Nov 2016, Open Day Thursday

Dunblane Library: 28 Nov-2 Dec 2016, Open Day Tuesday

Cambusbarron Library: 5-8 Dec 2016, Open Day Thursday

Doune Library: 12-15 Dec 2016, Open Day Wednesday

St Ninians Library: 9-13 Jan 2017, Open Day Tuesday

Balfron Library: 16-20 Jan 2017, Open Day Friday

Bannockburn Library: 23-27 Jan 2017, Open Day Tuesday

Drymen Library: 30 Jan – 3 Feb 2017, Open Day Thursday

Killin Library: 6-10 Feb 2017, Open Day Tuesday

Bridge of Allan Library: 13-17 Feb 2017, Open Day Friday

Fallin Library: 20-24 Feb 2017, Open Day Monday

Strathblane Library: 6-10 Mar 2017, Open Day Monday

If you missed the events at Callander, Plean and Cowie Libraries or can’t attend the above dates you can still take part. Please speak to your library staff or contact us.