Shankill Bulletin
Years Published:19781988
Published By: Shankill Education Workshop
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The Shankill Bulletin was published by the Shankill Education Workshop. It was started in 1978, and appears to have continued until 1988.

We started publishing a community newspaper called The Shankill Bulletin. It started of as an A4 news sheet that we was printed at the Print Workshop in Belfast (located in Just Books). We thought if we turned this into a proper tabloid newspaper maybe this could work. A local newspaper is so important, it gives a voice to the area, it strengthens the identity of an area when the area itself feels under threat, it allows you to raise issues, it can hold government and others in authority to account if done properly and it can also be a big voice in terms of sanity in the area in scotching rumours. I mean this was through the worst of The Troubles.

The Shankill Bulletin later became The Shankilll People, it was a voice for the people, but it not only reflected what people felt, it also challenged what people felt and it had an important role over many years.

Jackie Redpath (Northern Visions Archive )

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