Stirling Council Libraries and Archives Service has been working with local library staff to preserve the memories of our communities. Over the last 6 months Open Days have been held at all Council Libraries inviting people to share their photographs and memories. We have received a great response and people have been very generous in sharing their photographs and giving interviews about the past in their local area with our staff.
This project is ongoing and if you would like to contribute another Open Day is being held at Doune Library on Wed 12 April, 2:30-5:30. So if you missed the one before Christmas, drop by this week! Any old photos of Stirlingshire or memories shared (we can arrange an audio recording) will 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. Photos can be scanned on the day and interviews can be arranged at a time to suit you.
Next month there will also be some events at Off the Page. In these sessions Archives staff will give an overview of the images and information that we have received as the project has been rolled out across the area with examples of the photographs and excerpts from some of the fascinating interviews. There will also be information on what is next for this exciting project.
Dates for your Diary
ReCollections Open Day, Doune Library, Wed 12 April, 2:30-5:30
Off the Page, Fallin Library, Mon 8 May, 2-4
Off the Page, Killin Library, Tue 9 May, 11-1
If you can’t attend but would still like to contribute please speak to your library staff or contact us.