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Youth Journalism Group

2015 sees the launch of shmu's brand new youth journalism group. They will be out and about, covering stories for the shmu website and each of the community magazines. Watch this space for updates on what they are up to. The group have already started working on articles which will be included in the spring editions of the community magazines.

Date added: 07/01/2015

Youth Media Comics

The youth journalism group attended a workshop with a graphic novelist and illustrator on Saturday the 29th of November.

Lukasz, Fern, Yasmin and Connor attended the workshop at Central Library which was run by William Goldsmith as part of Book Week Scotland.

During the two hours the group were given a character to draw and developed a story around this character.

Date added: 02/12/2014

Youth Media Team and Book Week

Scottish Book week is a week where you go to libraries and schools and there are books being sold. It is a time to read books and find out about new books and illustrators. Illustrators come to schools to tell them stories and tell them about how they get their inspiration for their books and poems.

Date added: 22/11/2014

The Big Favourites at Youth Media

Our favourite books here at shmu!

Date added: 22/11/2014

Horror at Haddo with Alec Westwood

We have interviewed Alec Westwood. We interviewed him to find out about his career and his recent project at Haddo House.

Why did you choose Halloween as a genre?

Date added: 23/10/2014

Super SHMU Training

The SHMU Youth Media Team interviewed Denise Reid, the youth media manager about her role at SHMU. Over the past few week SHMU has hosted several young people from our target communities to come along and do media tasters in film, music, journalism and radio.

How long have you worked here?

Date added: 23/10/2014

This is Halloween

This Halloween our new youth media recruits have been studying the spooky holiday.

The History of Halloween

Today's Halloween customs are thought to have been influenced by folk customs and beliefs from the Celtic-speaking countries, some of which have pagan roots, and others which may be rooted in Celtic Christianity.

Date added: 21/10/2014

Youth Media Taster Sessions

Lights! Camera! Action! Eight young people came to SHMU for two days to take part in our new youth media programme. The group then wrote an article about their time at SHMU...


Date added: 21/10/2014

New youth media programme

SHMU Youth Media Taster sessions will be taking place at shmu between 20th-24th October where young people of academy age will get the opportunity to try radio presenting, film making, music production and magazine production/journalism. 

Date added: 17/10/2014