..All Our Stories...Raploch Community Partnership

GlobalSound were commissioned by Raploch Community Partnership in November 2013 to facilitate a series of film-making workshops and produce a documentary film about their local area. The production featured adult residents both reminiscing and researching on how their community used to 'work, live and play' during the 20th century. The film explored community views in a playful style with help from presenter David Smith from Stirling Smith Museum and Art Gallery.

During initial workshop research at Stirling Council Archives, it became apparent that Deanston Distillary (former Deanston Cotten Mill) would also become a close project association. The connection being that many Raploch residents had worked at the mill during the 1940's to company closure in the 1960's

Funded by Heritage Lottery, the aim was to create an informative documentary film with adults from the local community. This production helped inform and enlighten topics from 1950 to present day by creating an intergenerational DVD suitable for the wider community including schools.

Weekly film production workshops took place for 4 months and GlobalSound supported the adult film-makers to engage in the full production process from initial idea to scripting, followed by camera techniques, interviewing styles and editing.

The finished production was screened to an appreciative audience at Raploch Community Campus.


The film can be viewed here: All Our Stories...