how we work

We provide training courses and personal development support, equipping our participants with the technical and creative skills required to confidently express their voice through film and media.

We work with adults and young people from marginalised groups across Scotland and Europe.

After working with us, participants have the skills and self-belief to express themselves confidently in their communities and to decision-makers.

social impact

Adults and young people often live with circumstances that inhibit the power they have over their lives. Many people have too few opportunities to express themselves, connect with others, or improve their circumstances and mental health.

We work intersectionally to address social inequality at a local level and empower individuals to identify and address the inequalities impacting their lives.

Individuals working with us experience one or many of the following six outcomes:

OUTCOME ONE

Increased technical and practical skills, and confidence in filmmaking and media.

OUTCOME TWO

Increased ability to build connections and find a sense of belonging.

OUTCOME THREE

A young person shares their views on camera

Increased ability to discover and express their creativity.

OUTCOME FOUR

Improved skills for work and further learning.

OUTCOME FIVE

Improved mental health, wellbeing and sense of self.

OUTCOME SIX

A thoughtful person looks out across a countryside scene

Greater personal power and belief that they can make a difference.

meet the team

Our staff photos were taken by Alex Van Der Byl, who joined our film club as young teenager, went on to study Photography at Edinburgh College and is now in his final year of a BA (hons) in Photography at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University. 

We are delighted to now commission him as a photographer. You can see more of his work on his website.

IAIN SHAW
Development Team

KATE DEACON
Development Team

CLAIRE MACCRORY
Development Team

SHAUN GLOWA
Production Team

AONGHUS MITCHELL
Production Team

ANIA URBANOWSKA
Production Team

LAUREN LA ROSE
Production Team

KAREN SUTHERLAND
Artist in Residence

JIMMY GORDON
Youth Support Worker

“My involvement with Media Education started at a time where I had struggled to communicate. Through the process of improvisation and filmmaking, I was able to express myself in different ways, that now have become second-nature.

Creative thinking paired with collaboration opens up opportunity to learn. Dalry Film Club brings those ideas to fruition. Sharing ideas, saying yes, making them achievable and most importantly being heard. Media Education has enabled me to further communicate through the visual language of photography.

This was the encouragement I needed. Turning an interest to a passion and hopefully a career.

Alexander Van Der Byl
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