Oral History Training, Research and Project Consultancy

Sue has worked with a large number of community groups and heritage organisations in Scotland and throughout the UK. From small scale undertakings costing just a few hundred pounds, to large projects with budgets of hundreds of thousands of pounds, the dedication and creativity of organisers and volunteers often amazes her. 


Research themes and topics vary enormously, with some organisations exploring social issues such as unemployment, housing, migration, LGBT, sectarianism or education, and others exploring health-related matters such as illness, disability, mental health, carers and respite; other projects have explored changes in traditional industries, a particular business or event, or cultural and/or oral traditions. These are just some of the areas that may be explored using oral history or other qualitative research methodologies.


Click on the links below to see some of the more recent projects, and discover the many ways in which our heritage has been captured and preserved for future generations.



Oral History Research & Training Consultancy
Oral history heritage professionals serving Scotland and the UK


Dunoon & Cowal Oral History Project

We will be collecting memories of Dunoon and Cowal Peninsula’s rich past by recording inte
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'Everyday People: Untold Stories'

Gathering stories from migrants living in West Dunbartonshire and the surrounding area.
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CELEBRATE is the first project to explore and uncover the living history of the Lesbian, G
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'Paisley's Enchanted Threads'

This is a community project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund that aims to uncover mo
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'She Settles in the Shields'

The Glasgow Women’s Library project explored the experience of female migration to Polloks
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'Holy Loch Heritage - the American Presence'

Holy Loch Heritage – the American Presence aimed to bring to life the 30 year period when
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'Gie’s Peace'

The ‘Gie’s Peace’ project is an Anti-Sectarian initiative which operates in communities th
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'An Oral History of Paisley's Thread Mills'

Paisley People’s Archive is a community based project which focuses on the social and cult
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'East Dunbartonshire's War: WWI'

We worked with schools to discover personal stories relating to the First World War, and t
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'Now Your Turn, Glasgow': An oral history of Easterhouse

The National Youth Theatre works at Platform at the Bridge in Easterhouse with young peopl
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'Govanhill People's History'

The idea was to celebrate Govanhill’s unique diversity and its important role as a gate of
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'Diving for Pearls'

Diving for Pearls is a participatory, multi-media project which Govan & Craigton Integrati
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'Dunfermline's Museum & Art Gallery Project - "Speaking Of..." '

Our volunteers are eagerly capturing stories about Dunfermline's rich social and cultural
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'Walking Back to the Future'

This project was an HLF funded project focusing on an area in the East end of Glasgow call
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