Bella Freak: UNWRITTEN

3 MEMOIRS OF DISABILITY. 3 HISTORIES OF A NATION. A new show about disability premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August 2017…

Major News: Disability History Scotland wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Disability History Scotland (DHS) is pleased to announce a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for Unwritten, a live show written and performed by disabled artists, to premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2017. The grant has been made under HLF’s Stories, Stones & Bones initiative as part of the […]

September News Update

After a busy July completing our Heritage Lottery Funded project World War 1: The Fight for Rights and Equality That Followed the Battles, we had a quiet August at Disability History Scotland. The Fringe, the Book Festival, the sun… we took time out to enjoy it all. However, September’s seen us back at work with […]

Non-DHS News: Bella Freak

Disability History Scotland is proud to highlight Bella Freak, a new multi-platform arts event devised and managed by disabled people. Bella Freak is due to launch in Edinburgh in July 2017, and will feature live music, performances by disabled and non-disabled artists, literary discussion and more. You can find out more about the organisation by …

Upcoming Event, Wednesday June 22nd: Purpose for the Powers

DHS is proud to announce Purpose for the Powers: The Future for Social Security, co-sponsored with Inclusion Scotland and LCiL (Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living). This event is your chance to have your say on the new social security powers transferred to the Scottish Government by the Smith Commission. Purpose for the Powers will take […]

DHS / Inclusion Scotland Election Hustings

Disability History Scotland and Inclusion Scotland co-sponsored a Disabled People’s Question Time election hustings at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel on Friday April 29th 2016.

One Last Push

Produced by DHS and Muckle Hen Productions with funding from the Heritage Lottery, One Last Push provides a short history of disability in Scotland and questions how social attitudes towards disability have changed, developed and often stalled, from WWI to the present day.