Our multicultural celebrations are used as a platform for diverse communities to enhance their understanding of Scottish heritage and to share their own cultures. These events reduce isolation and strengthen community cohesion.
Everyday People: Untold Stories
Untold Stories was an exciting participatory oral history project that took place in 2015. We gathered stories of people from ethnic backgrounds who had settled in West Dunbartonshire and the surrounding area and conducted research into the positive impact made by different ethnic groups in Scotland since World War One.
We are grateful to everyone who participated in the ‘Everyday People: Untold Stories’ project, particularly those people who shared with us their memories, experiences, opinions and hopes. We were inspired by our respondents’ efforts to integrate and actively participate and contribute to their new communities. We would also like to thank our partners including Heritage Lottery Fund, Scottish Oral History Centre (Strathclyde University), Dr Sue Morrison and Centre81 (Clydebank Housing Association).
Here you can find the Oral History Sound Clips, our Oral History Film ‘Everyday Peoples: Untold Stories’, which features a brief history of migration to Scotland, followed by some terrific excerpts from the interview collection. We hope that you too enjoy listening to their stories!