Hidden stories from Easterhouse come to NLS
NLS Education Officer Laura Murphy
A local history group from Easterhouse in Glasgow presents a unique publication to the National Library of Scotland today (13 October).
Four years ago the Trondra Local History Group began working on a community project to collect stories and memories from the local housing scheme and the surrounding area. One of the results is a volume called Hidden Histories. Greater Easterhouse: More Than Just a Scheme, which has just been published. The group has worked with the Library during the past year - and its members have become NLS readers.
Hidden Histories features photographs and 'colourful narrative' from interviews with Easterhouse residents. Other information came from sources such as the Scottish Census and university research. Trondra has also produced a touring exhibition, a website, a newsletter and leaflets, and is developing an education pack for local schools. As well as the Library, organisations which have supported or shown interest in the project include John Wheatley College, Glasgow's Open Museum, Glasgow University and the BBC. Among the interviewees was one of the area's famous sons - actor Billy (Lord of the Rings) Boyd.
12 October 2005
UN material on display this month
Material from the United Nations is on display to the public at the National Library of Scotland until the end of this month, highlighting United Nations Day on 24 October.
Under the legal deposit privilege, the Library is entitled to a copy of all publications produced by the UN, and has been a UN depository since 1967. On show in our George IV Bridge Building (during our normal opening hours) are items from our Official Publications collections, together with material sent specially by the UN for the occasion. UN posters will be exhibited in the main entrance hall from Friday 21 to Tuesday 25.
12 October 2005