Society wants home

THE Mount Lawley Society is hoping to make its historical archives more widely accessible by moving into a permanent home in Stirling.

The society’s current storage space is an ignominious basement; cold, dark, and accessed through a busy commercial kitchen.

Society president Paul Collins hopes an upgrade is on the horizon and has asked Stirling council for assistance.

He had no luck when the council drafted its heritage management plan recently, as a home for the society was considered beyond its scope, but he says the two organisations have a good relationship at the moment so he’s confident staff will be keeping an eye out for a suitable home.

“The city has a lot of community buildings, and we think there’s an opportunity there”, Mr Collins says, noting other heritage societies often share space in libraries or other community buildings.

“We think if you’re serious about heritage, then how can we celebrate that heritage and make it more widely available to the community?”

by TRILOKESH CHANMUGAM

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