SSB 'Memories of Independence'

A volunteer shares his family's story of moving after partition to escape the dangers for Muslim families.
A volunteer shares his family's story of moving after partition to escape the dangers for Muslim families.

Heritage Grants

GLASGOW, Scotland
Fòcas Scotland
£3500
The Memories of Independence project will gather and share stories from India and Pakistani families, on Indian Independence and moving to Scotland.

Focas Scotland is an organisation focused on delivering creative projects inspired by Scotland’s international heritage.

As part of the UK India Year of Culture 2017, Glasgow’s Indian and Pakistani families will share stories and photographs relating to partition, Indian independence and moving to Scotland following the partition of India.

Volunteers will collect oral histories and photographs from up to 10 families. They will then be trained to create an online photographic archive to share these stories with the wider public. An open callout will be made for members of the public to add to the archive themselves with their own stories.

The project will gather and make available as yet unheard perspectives on why Indian and Pakistani families settled in Scotland after independence and how this is now viewed by younger generations in the family.