HUSH project

23 June, 2022

We recently launched our first ever HUSH exhibition which featured the stories of five families who have lost loved ones to crime.

Launched at Many Studios in Glasgow, HUSH was developed jointly by Victim Support Scotland’s Support for Families Bereaved by Crime service, and families who have been bereaved by murder and culpable homicide in Scotland.

The project saw the families come together to produce the multimedia exhibition, which included photography, voice recordings and written stories.

The exhibition was officially opened on Tuesday evening, 17th May, at a private event attended by the families, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Keith Brown, and Victim Support Scotland staff and volunteers.

The project aims to highlight the journey the families have been on in the weeks, months and even years after losing a loved one to murder or culpable homicide.

Victim Support Scotland supports the families in sharing their experience. This project signals the changes that are needed to put victims and their families at the heart of the criminal justice system.

“It has been an amazing experience working alongside the SFBC team in producing this exhibition.

“Losing a loved one to crime is an experience like no other. The HUSH project has given me the opportunity to have a voice and to actually be heard, rather than being part of a report, statistic or case study.

“I am grateful to be able to tell the story of my family’s grief in this unique way, while also learning new skills.

Claire, who lost her brother to crime in 2020
Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans being shown around the exhibition by Service Manager Alice Nottage.