New chapter in Raploch stories
A follow-up has been made to a TV documentary based on Raploch 15 years ago.
Film-makers returned to the housing scheme to find out what had happened over that period to the people who featured in the original programme ‘Raploch Stories’.
After spending 2002 on the estate the film crew produced a series of six half-hour documentaries which chronicled the lives of a number of residents.
The documentary makers went back five years later to see how the residents were doing and now, 15 years after the original visit, they have returned to hear how time has treated Raploch’s residents with a special one-off episode.
Film-maker Douglas Campbell said:“At the time of‘Raploch Stories’the area had a tough reputation and the series focused mainly on children and young people who were trying to build a future for themselves, often in challenging circumstances.
“Physically the area has been transformed, with a new community campus for both local primary schools providing a valuable focal point, but many challenges for the residents remain.
“The fortunes of several of the youngsters who were interviewed first time round have also been changing.”
The one-off episode will give an update on Raploch residents Kimberley and Susan Torrance, Ashley Cameron, Steven McGowan and his children Jerry-Lee and Dylan, Archie Wilson and former primary school headteacher Anne Stewart OBE.
The documentary‘Raploch: Where Are They Now?’airs on BBC Two Scotland at 9pm on Monday.
15 years on Ashley Cameron features in the follow-up