A brief history of shmu

Established as a charity in 2003, Station House Media Unit (shmu), is one of the core cultural organisations in North East Scotland and is at the forefront of community media development in the UK. 

We are a community anchor organisation, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of Aberdeen in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. These platforms are used as vehicles for personal and collective change; supporting skills development, active citizenship, community capacity building and community development. 
The organisation also supports other disadvantaged communities, both geographic and communities of interest, including an employability and training arm, and an adult services arm which provides support and opportunities for adults with barriers, including young adults who are criminal justice experienced.  
Successful initiatives have made the organisation a nationally recognised centre of excellence and created models of good practice in youth work; community development; digital inclusion; literacy and numeracy; community capacity building; personal and community development; employability skills; community justice, and the curriculum for excellence.