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OurStory Scotland

... recording the stories of the LGBT community in Scotland

Archiving Heritage Oral History Storytelling Drama Exhibitions Research

Chronology of OurStory Scotland

Dec OurStory Fans launched on Bebo
Nov Raiders of the Lost Art: OurStory Scotland display in Open Museum exhibition at Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Open Museum peer review participation
Oct Storytelling with LGBT Youth through Autumn: masks, episodes, reminiscence and oral history recordings
Aug Storytelling stall at Pride Glasgow
National Museums Scotland meeting to confirm procedures for archiving oral histories
July Training by Open Museum for use of OurStory reminiscence box / handling kit
June National Museums Scotland archiving of 171 episodes 2005-2006 completed
Oral history training by OurStory Scotland at Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Narrative Acts published in Forum: Qualitative Social Research, vol 9, no 2
May Oral history training by OurStory Scotland for Open Museum staff
Mar Training by OurStory Scotland for Unison participants from Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland
Scottish Arts Council information bulletin Feb/March: our artwork on front cover and article inside
Feb OurSpace exhibition at Kelvingrove, Glasgow (continues into March)
Display, extracts of timeline and speech at Scottish Parliament reception
Cartoon/comic strip/storyboard storytelling workshop at Kelvingrove, Glasgow
Oral history training by OurStory Scotland for Stirling University Retired Staff Association
Storytelling workshop with LGBT Youth at People's Palace, Glasgow
OurStory reminiscence box display and oral history recordings at Kelvingrove, Glasgow
Jan RoundABout exhibition at Robert Gordon University Union, Aberdeen (continues into Feb)
Public reading of Aberdeen episodes at opening of RoundABout exhibition
Dec Collage workshop for OurSpace exhibition Glasgow
Nov Selected by Scottish Arts Council as example of best practice of informal learning through the arts
Visual storytelling workshops for RoundABout exhibition Aberdeen (through Autumn)
Oct Reminiscence workshop for OurSpace exhibition Glasgow
June Mask workshop: mask-making and storytelling performance with masks (Glasgow)
Consultation: community focus group at People's Palace, Glasgow
May Initial workshop for OurStory reminiscence box/handling kit with Open Museum
Apr Display of OurStory wallhanging at Tramway in Glasgow (continues into May)
Common Work conference presentation at Tramway in Glasgow
Mar Workshop at Women's History Scotland conference on New Research on Sexualities and History
Feb Exhibition at People's Palace (Winter Gardens) Glasgow (continues into March)
Narrative Exchange: public storytelling at Winter Gardens in Glasgow
Exhibition in Duns Library, Scottish Borders
Nov OurStory Ceilidh sells out at the Trades Hall Glasgow with storytelling performance and exhibition
Oct Expressions of OurSelves: screenprinting of multiple identities at Dundee Contemporary Arts
Neglected Narratives & Untold Stories: conference and presentation at Edinburgh University
Every Picture Tells a Story: visual storytelling at Dundee Contemporary Arts
Sep Hidden Voices (Lapidus conference in Glasgow): conference presentation and workshop
June Storytelling Stall at Pride Scotia in Glasgow
Diverse Stories Day in Inverness: exhibition (Nessie Girls), oral history, storytelling and Speak Out
OurStory Tent (Pride in Aberdeen): recording oral history, writing episodes and performing in Speak Out
May Diverse Stories 'Have Your Say Day' in Dundee with Text Out visual storytelling
Queer Stories in Edinburgh: creative writing workshops, storytelling performance and Rainbow City drama
Hidden Histories: storytelling at Crichton Campus, Dumfries
Apr Storytelling recordings and oral history practical workshop in Inverness
Oral history workshop in Aberdeen followed by storytelling at ceilidh
Feb Storytelling for LGBT History Month in Dundee, Glasgow, Dumfries, Aberdeen, Inverness
Nov 'Queer Stories' at Glasgay
Oct Workshops for 'Queer Stories', our storytelling event at Glasgay
Sep Rachel Jury appointed as coordinator of our Glasgay storytelling event, administered by Steven Thomson
Aug Pilot storytelling day in Aberdeen with Phace Scotland
Pilot storytelling day in Inverness with Reach Out Highland
July Advice and support from Bob Cant: 'Footsteps & Witnesses'
June Pride Scotia Award for Culture 2005 and launch of 'Queer Stories'
Grant from Scottish Arts Council Lottery Fund for our 'Queer Stories' project: £21,718
Oral history interview (Fife)
May Launch of new OurStory Scotland website
First Patron of OurStory Scotland: Edwin Morgan
First storytelling workshop (Mitchell Library, led by Gerrie)
Four oral history interviews (Glasgow and Clackmannanshire)
Apr Workshop on oral history at Stirling University LGBT society
Mar Episodes (written submissions) initiated for archiving & publication
Workshop on oral history at Glasgow University LGBT society
Feb Oral history interview (Stewarton)
Invited by Minister for Communities to reception for LGBT History
Press release by Communities Scotland on award to OurStory Scotland
OurStory Scotland update published in Oral History, vol 33, no 1
Jan Queer Storytelling Festival collaboration on LGBT storytelling proposal
Oral history interview (Glasgow)
Mitchell Library agreement for meetings, lock-up carrel & archives
Nov Oral history interview (Clackmannanshire)
Consulted by Tales Of Yester-Queer, LGBT oral history in Liverpool
'SeXshunned' performances at Arches, Glasgow, with 7:84 Theatre
SCARF stage 2 funding awarded: £9995 from Communities Scotland
Oct 'Research and LGBT People' workshop presentation (Glasgow)
Exhibition for European 'Stop Discrimination' Bus in Inverness
Sep Response to Public Consultation of Scotland's Cultural Commission
Joined Advisory Group for Edinburgh's Remember When project
OurStory Scotland recognised as Scottish Charity (SC 035729)
International conference on Sociology of Ageing: poster presentation
OurStory Scotland report published in Oral History, vol 32, no 2
Aug Response to Enterprise & Culture Committee: Arts in the Community
Rob Perks, Curator of British Library Sound Archive: 3 hour meeting
Jul Inaugural oral history interview with professional equipment (Glasgow)
Special General Meeting approves changes to Constitution
June 'Scotland the Gay' broadcast (consulted by Radio Scotland)
May Queer Matters conference paper: 'Our stories our selves' (London)
'LGBT People Growing Older' conference presentation (Edinburgh)
Apr Awards for All (Lottery) grant awarded: £2449
Mar Start of submission of monologues for drama project with 7:84 Theatre
Commenced workshops with Jan Beattie, SCARF research mentor
Feb Group oral history & reminiscence recording with Bi-Scotland
Hosted talks by Sharon Chalmers on Australian LGBT oral history
Jan SCARF stage 1 funding awarded for research mentor (£1500)
Nov National Museums of Scotland agreement for national LGBT archive
Copyright clearance form developed for oral history interviews
Oct 'In/Out: Crossing Boundaries' exhibition for ILGA Europe conference
Oral history workshop for ILGA Europe conference
Domain name acquired:
Sep Reminiscence and Community Integration conference paper in Belfast
Aug Group oral history & reminiscence with older gay men in Glasgow
Jul Glasgow City Council Community Grant awarded: £1000
May Oral history talk for OLGA - Older Lesbians association in Glasgow
Apr Presentation at Penny Coleman event, NYC Village Elders project
Mar Joint oral history interviews begin with Remember When (Edinburgh)
Age Concern Scotland seminar participation: LGBT housing needs
Feb Drama workshops initiated with 7:84 Theatre Company
Oral history training workshops commenced, Glasgow LGBT Centre
Jan Stirling University research cooperation: care for older lesbians
Initial website established for OurStory Scotland
Holocaust exhibition contributions at Glasgow LGBT Centre
Training in oral history with Living Memory Association in Edinburgh
Membership of West of Scotland Gay and Lesbian Forum
Agreement with 7:84 Theatre Company for drama outreach project
Dec Radio Scotland consultation initiated for LGBT history mini-series
OurStory Scotland formally established and constitution approved
Nov Training in reminiscence work at Age Exchange in London
'Becoming Visible' inaugural exhibition at Glasgow LGBT Centre
Oct Steering Committee for OurStory Scotland established
Sep 'Our Stories Our Selves' published in CentrePoint
Aug First meeting of LGBT archive group in Glasgow LGBT Centre
Jul Links: Living Memory Association, Glasgow Women's Library, Brighton Ourstory
May Initial contact with Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Mar Arts for All conference participation, St. Francis Centre, Gorbals
Dec At a meeting of Diverse Artists at the Glasgow LGBT Centre, Jaime Valentine asks whether anyone is collecting and archiving LGBT stories in Scotland, thereby planting the seed of OurStory Scotland.