OurStory Scotland is a recognised Scottish Charity. We collect, archive and present the life stories and experiences of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender) community in Scotland. This involves oral history work with all ages, including the older generation, whose stories reveal the tremendous changes that have occurred in the situation of LGBT people during their lifetime. In addition to collecting stories, images, artefacts and research materials from LGBT lives, we present our heritage through the arts, in exhibitions, storytelling and drama.
OurStory Scotland is based at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, and we archive our materials at National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh. The stories that we archive are of various lengths and formats, from brief episodes to oral histories and autobiographies. Our visual materials include artwork that tells a story, digital storytelling and films of stories in performance, and we have had exhibitions in galleries, art centres, libraries and museums throughout the country. Some of our storytelling methods can be seen here.
We hope you will contribute to our activities and help to ensure that our stories are kept alive. Do take part, tell your story and encourage others to participate, so that untold tales are told. Just contact us and we’ll let you know the various ways you can participate.
Contact: There is an online contact form on the web site.