In 2023 / 2024 we will be working on a creative documentation and exploration of Cumbernauld through the eyes of its residents, past and present. Our planned documentation of residents’ stories is relevant because a bold new regeneration programme is planned and the Town Centre, including its iconic shopping centre, is scheduled for demolition.
We will capture the epic – stories of moving from Glasgow to Cumbernauld and all the hopes and dreams that entailed – and the miniature – the memories attached to the underpasses, footbridges, buildings and the architectural details residents navigate during their daily lives. On completion of our funded work in July 2024, we will produce a book of stories, photographs, and illustrations – (funded by The William Grant Foundation) that will form a lasting legacy for the project and Cumbernauld itself.
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