Young Women Remember

Young Women Remember

Young Women Remember aims to collect, record and share the stories of support, connection and activism linked to our organisation over the past 100 years. The project is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Led by young women, the Young Women Remember project will curate oral histories, written testimonies, video interviews, images and archival material into a ‘living’ digital archive. The archive will continue to grow with young women’s stories in the future.

This project will showcase personal examples of how collective action can make a positive difference in the world, inspiring the next generation of young women to learn from the past and have the confidence to address contemporary issues together in their own innovative ways. 

Young Women Remember will be co-designed and delivered by a group of Heritage Research Volunteers, who will uncover the real stories of our movement since it was founded in 1924 (then known as YWCA Scotland).

If you or someone you know has a story to tell about our past, please get in touch to let us know.

Black and white photo of a group of women outside a Dundee women's centre in 1970

Dundee, 1970: The Dundee International Women’s Group at the opening of their centre on Church Street, supported by YWCA Scotland.
Photo via Dundee International Women’s Centre.

Become a Heritage Research Volunteer

We’re looking for 12 young women to co-design and deliver Young Women Remember as Heritage Research Volunteers.

Volunteers will receive training, travel and accommodation expenses and the chance to build and strengthen their research skills as part of our movement.

Find out more and apply
Made possible with National Lottery Heritage Fund logo

A note from The National Lottery Heritage Fund
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest funder for the UK’s heritage. Using money raised by National Lottery players we support projects that connect people and communities to heritage. Our vision is for heritage to be valued, cared for and sustained for everyone, now and in the future. From historic buildings, our industrial legacy and the natural environment, to collections, traditions, stories and more. Heritage can be anything from the past that people value and want to pass on to future generations. We believe in the power of heritage to ignite the imagination, offer joy and inspiration, and to build pride in place and connection to the past.