Applications open soon for our BFI Film Academy

A new course will begin in September 2021

Nothing to do? Come to shmu!

Free summer activities for young people from regeneration areas of city

What is shmu?

Station House Media Unit (shmu), established as a charity in 2003, is one of the core cultural organisations in Aberdeen, and is at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of the city in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. The organisation also supports other disadvantaged communities, both geographic and communities of interest, with an employability and training arm and a programme for offenders, both pre and post release.

Our building may be closed during the current coronavirus period, but we're still working, supporting and creating (albeit remotely) and are aware that, as a community service, we have an important role to play regarding information sharing and community support, see our Tell Us campaign for more.

Latest news

shmu awarded funding for new Making Recovery Visible project after vote

shmu have recently been awarded funding to launch a new project - Making Recovery Visible - after a public vote.

Aberdeen City Alcohol & Drugs Partnership (ADP) Locality Improvement Fund allocated a total of £50,000 in Aberdeen to focus on reducing the harm caused by alcohol and drug use.

Date added: 28/07/2021

Applications open soon for our BFI Film Academy

Applications will be opening soon for the seventh Aberdeen BFI Film Academy which will run from September to December 2021.

The course, managed and delivered by shmu and funded by the BFI and Creative Scotland, is open to any young person aged 16-19 who is passionate about film or filmmaking and looking for a career in the film or creative industry.  

Date added: 13/07/2021

Two new roles at Digital CONNECT project for Aberdeenshire

Recent periods of lockdown have shown the importance of being digitally connected in supporting our personal and community wellbeing.

These days, everything is online; from the ability to search for health information, applying for jobs, purchasing essential goods, remaining in contact with family and friends or performing work tasks - having access to the right technology has been a lifeline for Scottish people practicing social distancing.  

Date added: 06/07/2021