Made in Kirkintilloch Project
Made in Kirkintilloch is an East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which will create an Industrial Heritage Centre within the upper floor of the newly restored Town Hall. The project will engage the local community with Kirkintilloch’s rich industrial heritage through the display and interpretation of museum and archive collections.
To compliment this EDLC will develop an exciting programme of activities which will take inspiration from the town’s industrial history. This programme will work 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 will incorporate the expertise of artists and heritage specialists. A broad range of activities including plaster casting with schools, reminiscence & creative writing sessions, history walks, wood carving, metal casting & forging.
There is the opportunity for volunteers to get involved in the development of a flexible exhibition space within the Town Hall – co-curating their own collections with support from EDLC staff. A community workspace will be incorporated, to be used for the delivery of heritage learning workshops to further engage the community with the history of the area.
In this initial planning stage EDLC are calling for memories, photographs and memorabilia relating to Kirkintilloch Town Hall and Spider Bridge, Lenzie. If you would like to contribute you can contact the Heritage Coordinator, Charlotte Johnson, on Charlotte.Johnson@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or 0141 578 8729.
For more information or to be added to the Made In Kirkintilloch web mail please contact Charlotte on the details provided above. You can also keep up to date by following us on social media: www.facebook.com/madeInKirkintilloch and www.twitter.com/MadeInKirky
This opportunity is kindly supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund & East Dunbartonshire Council.