Can you help WW1 project?

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Young volunteers are needed to help discover and record local untold stories of heroism, sacrifice and duty from the First World War.

East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust has been awarded funding of £22,450 from the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) as part of the commemorations to mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

This special project will particularly focus on the role of local women during the conflict. These stories will then feature in a travelling exhibition and in libraries throughout the four years of commemoration events, with the possibility of a film being made or a book being written.

To achieve this the project team are looking for young people, aged 15 and over, to visit local communities, residential homes and sheltered housing to gather family stories from the First World War for posterity.

They will receive in-depth multimedia training as well as interviewing skills and techniques to enable them to record the various stories and recollections through audio, visual and written accounts.

Scott Hill, chair of the East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust said: “This is an exciting opportunity for young people to learn about filming and editing.

“We will have all the equipment they will need to record the stories of East Dunbartonshire people, places and events during the First World War.”

Convener of Development and Regeneration, Councillor Alan Moir said: “The project will help people of all ages learn more about how this area was affected and will ensure younger generations understand and recognise the devastating impact of the war to end all wars.”

If you’d like to get involved in this project please contact Anne Kennedy or Grace Hepworth at East Dunbartonshire Libraries on 0141 777 3145/3143 or email