Made in Kirkintilloch Project
Made in Kirkintilloch is an East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has created an Industrial Heritage Centre within the upper floor of the newly restored Town Hall. The project has set out to engage the local community with Kirkintilloch’s rich industrial heritage through the display and interpretation of museum and archive collections.
To compliment this EDLC has delivered an exciting programme of activities which take inspiration from the town’s industrial history. This programme has worked with a range of groups, including schools, reading groups, older people’s support groups and care homes, heritage and history groups and craft groups across the community and incorporates the expertise of artists and heritage specialists. A broad range of activities included plaster casting with schools, reminiscence & creative writing sessions, history walks, wood carving, metal casting & forging.
There have been opportunities for volunteers to get involved in the development of the flexible exhibition space within the Town Hall – co-curating their own collections with support from EDLC staff. A community learning space has also been incorporated, to be used for the delivery of heritage learning workshops to further engage the community with the history of the area.
For more information or to be added to the Made In Kirkintilloch web mail please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 777 3143.
This opportunity is kindly supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund & East Dunbartonshire Council.