PATH Project

Prejudice & Solidarity Archived Throughout History (PATH)

This project is community-led heritage project run by Four Pillars & GREC, exploring ethnic minority and queer community history in Aberdeen and surrounding areas.

Between summer 2022 and spring 2024, the project invites members of these communities to engage and record the difficult but inspiring stories of prejudice and solidarity they have experienced.

In partnership with Aberdeen City Council and the University of Aberdeen, we will be re-discovering existing archival materials that are not part of our current local history narrative.

We hope to capture previously unheard local history through interviews and oral stories, to preserve the rich heritage within these communities and for future generations.

Sharing with the wider community the memories and personal accounts of people from ethnic minority groups and the LGBT+ community, our aim is to inspire new waves of solidarity and equality.

For more information, please contact:

Community Researcher Volunteers

We have a fantastic opportunity for people to volunteer with the PATH Project as a Community Researcher.

You will help research and share local history in Aberdeen with a focus on minority ethnic groups’ perceptions and experience of equality, social justice, solidarity, and prejudice.

You will guide the project research questions and influence the direction of the project through your participation in various group discussions and workshops.

The principal volunteering activities will be to:

  • investigate physical and digital archives in Aberdeen, newspapers, museums collections and other sources to find information on the history of prejudice and solidarity in Aberdeen.
  • record, document and transcribe interviews with members of minority ethnic groups.
  • reach out to your community and find relevant historical events and testimonies to record

Through volunteering as a Community Researcher you will also:

  • gain experience and skills related to heritage research.
  • help diversify archives in Aberdeen and surrounding areas by sharing minority ethnic groups’ history.
  • learn how to conduct interviews sensitively following ethical principles.
  • have access to funded opportunities for further training and development in relation to local heritage and history.
  • relevant training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.

All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.

To express your interest and for more information, please contact Louise Henrard (PATH Project Co-ordinator) at email:

If you are interested in volunteering with our partner organisation, Four Pillars, and research queer history in Aberdeen, please visit:

The PATH Project is made possible with the National Lottery Heritage Fund.