The Young Roots programme is an innovative project to capture the oral history of the YMCA one of Scotland’s oldest youth organisations. Sharing the Past to Shape the Future uses an inter-generational approach, led by our young people from YMCAs across Scotland, capturing oral histories from across the nation.
The YMCA in Broughty Ferry was founded in premises in Gray Street in 1866, moving nine years later to the present premises, formerly a church and then an infant school, in Brook Street.
Traditionally the local association is sport orientated producing many fine players within the realms of badminton, table tennis and football. In addition many members have made good within the fields of public service and academic work. By their activities all members past and present are seen to be expressing the true meaning of the association within the Local YMCA.
Local volunteers have helped the YMCA survive as the years have moved on, through giving up their time to help develop the local youngsters of Broughty Ferry and enhance their interests. These volunteers have been invaluable to the survival of the YMCA.