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African Journeys

African Journeys


JOM Charity, Oral History Research & Training Consultancy, and Communities Past & Futures Society, wish to express heartfelt thanks to Museums Galleries Scotland, Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund, for funding this wonderful project.

Dumfries House - Pennylands Camp 22

Archaeology Dig Success!


We recently spent a wonderful weekend working with archaeologists at the Pennylands POW Camp 22 on Ayrshire's beautiful Dumfries House estate!

Pennylands Camp - POW Camp 22

Archaeology Dig!


Led by our partners at Addyman Archaeology, the Pennylands Camp 22 project community archaeological excavation is set for the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March on the Dumfries House estate. Come along and join in the fun - it's free!

Twechar Pit Village

An Oral History of a Scottish Pit Village - UPDATE


If you want to be part of Twechar's history - talk to us! We're about half way through the project and lots of people have already shared their memories of Twechar with us - you can too! You can also volunteer - want to know more?

Funding success - 'Glasgow's African Tales'!


Friends of the Wumenu Community Farm wins Heritage Lottery Fund support for ‘Glasgow’s African Tales: An oral history of African traditions’

Cumnock History Group

Cumnock History Group celebrates £10,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant


Cumnock History Group has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant, it was announced today. This exciting project, Pennylands Camp 22 on the Dumfries House Estate and led by Cumnock History Group, has been given £10,000 to explore the history of this WWII POW Camp.

Resourcing Scotland's Heritage - Jan 2017

Funding Training Opportunities - early 2017!


Resourcing Scotland's Heritage has released its new training programme for early 2017. The sessions teach potential funding applicants how to widen their funding options and improve their chances of achieving funding success!

'Twechar Pit Village' - Youth Oral History Programme

A success!


Many congratulations to Twechar Pit Village's wonderful youth group who have now completed the oral history project's youth programme, with fantastic results! Film screening coming soon!

Twechar Volunteer Opportunities

Free Oral History Training!


'Twechar: An oral history of a pit village' is proving to be so successful that we now need more volunteers to help us cope with demand!

Oral History in Largs!

Lecture Series


Many thanks to Irene Innes for inviting me to deliver a lecture to this year’s annual joint meeting of Largs & District Historical Society and the North Ayrshire Family History Group.

Resourcing Scotland's Heritage - Inspiring Fundraising Training

Need funding....?


Resourcing Scotland's Heritage has announced a further series of fundraising training workshops to help organisations achieve their goals!

'Twechar: An oral history of a pit village'

New oral history project!


We are really looking forward to working with Twechar Community Action and local people to record Twechar's rich heritage, much of which centres around the area's former coal mining industry. Learn more at the project's first event on Monday 22nd August!

Dunoon & Cowal Peninsula Oral History Project

Dunoon Burgh Hall Oral History Project


Oral History Training with Dr Sue Morrison Monday 15th August 10 am – 4.30 pm

John Gray Centre, Haddington

Oral History Training


Sue recently spent a lovely afternoon at the John Gray Centre, Haddington, East Lothian, working with staff and volunteers.

"A beautiful video"

HLF praise our 'Everyday People' film!


We were delighted to learn that Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland praised Sue's 'Everyday People: Untold Stories' film on its Facebook page!

Inverclyde Schools Oral History Programme

Heritage Inverclyde


We are delighted to be delivering oral history training programmes to six schools in Inverclyde! The training and a series of short films are commissioned by Inverclyde Community Development Trust as part of their 'Heritage Inverclyde' initiative.

Perth Theatre Heritage Project

Oral History Training


We spent a wonderful day in Perth delivering oral history training to staff and volunteers in the Perth Concert Hall - a wonderful building!

Another Film Success!

'Everyday People: Untold Stories'


The second of two films, created by Sue for 'Everyday People: Untold Stories', was premiered at Isaro's celebration of International Women's Day 2016. This film was even more successful than the first! You can watch the films online at:

The Marie Trust

Oral History Study Programme


Many thanks to Frances McKinlay for inviting me to deliver a six week oral history study programme to service users and staff at the Marie Trust, which delivers services to alleviate homelessness in Glasgow.


Resourcing Scotland's Heritage


Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage is the first fully co-ordinated sector specific training and network strengthening programme to provide Scotland’s diverse heritage sector with the vital tools it needs to increase funds from private sources.

'Everyday People: Untold Stories'

Get Involved!


‘Everyday People: Untold Stories’ is an innovative participatory project that is gathering stories of people and communities from ethnic backgrounds living in West Dunbartonshire and the surrounding area. The project is also conducting research into the positive impact made by different ethnic groups in Scotland since World War I.

The International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI)



Many thanks to IALHI for inviting me to deliver a keynote lecture at the 46th Annual Conference, held at The National Library of Scotland! Thanks also to the wonderful organisational skills of Dr Maria Castrillo, who ensured that the four day conference was a resounding success! I hope to see you all again very soon! Sue

Celebrate: LGBT Cumbria

How to Get Involved


NEWS JUST IN! Sue will be delivering another oral history training workshop on Saturday 22nd August. Places are limited so please contact us before Monday 17th August if you would like to learn more!!! See:

Securing the Memories of Gairloch Parish

How to Get Involved


Gairloch Heritage Museum’s ‘Securing the Memories’ oral history research project is seeking to record ‘living history’ memories from within the community and further afield. With funding from Museums Galleries Scotland and The Robertson Trust, the project aims to discover more about how people used to live, and what it was like to use objects similar to the ones we have on display in our museum.

'War, Work and Disability: 1939-1950'

Interviewees Wanted


The Scottish Oral History Centre would like to hear from people who were disabled or became disabled during the period 1939-1950 or from their advocates, family and co-workers.