Station House Media Unit

Station House Media Unit (shmu), supported by Aberdeen City Council as one of the core cultural organisations in the city, is at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of Aberdeen in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. The organisation also supports other disadvantaged communities, both geographic and communities of interest, with an employability and training arm, and a recently developed a programme for offenders, both pre and post release.

Successful initiatives have made the organisation a nationally recognised centre of excellence and created models of good practice in: youth work; regeneration; digital inclusion; adult and family literacy and numeracy; community capacity building; personal and community development; employability skills; criminal justice, and the curriculum for excellence.

The following tools and platforms are used to achieve the above;

shmuTV offers training and support for all stages of the film-making process, from script to screen, and produces commissioned work for local projects.

shmuFM broadcasts a variety of issue-based, music and community radio programming on 99.8FM. Volunteers from the regeneration areas are offered full training & support in order to produce and present their own radio show.

shmuDESIGN supports our communities to produce their own magazines to reflect the issues and concerns of their area, and also to celebrate and share good news stories.

shmuTRAIN is our employability arm and supports 14-19yr olds who are in, or likely to fall into, the MCMC category in the city into a positive destination (education, employment or training).

shmuWORKS offers services to those over the age of 19 and also supports current volunteers of all ages to identify any training and skills development needs.

ADJUST provides a strategic and operational framework designed to deliver a service which co-ordinates, administrates, evaluates and develops targeted effective interventions with prisoners within HMP Aberdeen, and through their transition to successful community integration and beyond.




Project meeting in Malta MeLDE in Münster Final meeting in Cracow The Final Final Conference TV, Internet and the Streets of Yerevan Between Armenia’s Past and Future And now: Yerevan The Final Conference in Kyiv Radio Svoboda & ZIK TV Channel Visiting the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine Visiting the Parliament’s newspaper: Holos Ukrayiny Talking with the “Ukrainian News Agency” about the role of media in armed conflicts Interviews and Cutting: The Video Groups in Action Youth 4 Media is partner of the "Changes of media-education and political dialogue perspectives" - funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of German... From the Communist Party School to the Institute of Journalism First day of ‘Changes of Media Education and Political Dialogue Perspectives’ in Kyiv Changes of Media-Education and Political Dialogue perspectives The Conference and the project’s results Visiting an Armenian diaspora community A walk through Odessa’s colours The Intercultural Evening Digital Literacy in the Digitalised era: supporting teachers through a whole-school approach MYgrant METHAMORPHOSIS in action! A kick-off meeting in the city of Wolves DC4JOBS: 3rd Partner Meeting in Breda, the Netherlands Start of the project "Changes of Perspectives in Media Education and Political Dialogue" A project meeting in Malaga DC4JOBS - Digital Competences for New Jobs: Young people (with fewer opportunities) fight unemployment InDVT meeting in Prague Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2018!