Who we are and what we do
The Marie Trust is a Glasgow based homelessness charity.
From our base in Midland Street, near Central Station in the middle of Glasgow, we offer a range of person-centred services to prevent and alleviate homelessness and promote social inclusion.
Our aims are to:
- To prevent homelessness, poverty and social exclusion
- To alleviate the effects of homelessness, poverty and social exclusion for
those who experience it
- To advance education and opportunity for homeless and socially excluded
- To enhance health and well-being for the people who use our
On our website: http://www.themarietrust.org/, you can find out more about our work, why we do it, and the many, practical ways we help homeless and socially excluded people.
You can also find out about our staff and volunteers, who we partner and collaborate with, and how our important work is funded.
And perhaps most importantly, you can find out about the different ways you and/or your organisation can help us in our work, tackling homelessness and its associated problems.
Six week oral history study programme
We were delighted to have Dr Sue Morrison work with us at the Marie Trust
Sue is an expert oral historian and delivered a six week oral history study programme to our service users and staff. The programme included:
Oral history methodology and training
Conducting oral history interviews
Audio editing/ creating audio clips
Summaries and transcriptions
Using oral history
Creating an oral history output
Service users also enhanced existing 'soft skills', including communication, writing and interpersonal skills, and they had opportunities to use and further develop their creative skills.
All the students demonstrated commitment and determination and completed their tasks with great enthusiasm. They were all awarded Oral History Training Certificates and presented with copies of an original oral history film, created by Sue and featuring their interviews and the gorgeously atmospheric street photography of Donald John MacLean. The lovely film music is by Syd Fraser, one of the oral history course students.
We were so impressed with Sue's work that we've invited her back to work with the Marie Trust later this year!
Oral History Research & Training Consultancy
Oral history heritage professionals serving Scotland and the UK
- 'Patterton WWII: A POW Camp and its Neighbours'
- 'Nitshill Memories'
- 'Reclaiming Our Heritage'
- 'Sandend Beach - Memories and Concerns'
- 'Twechar: An oral history of a pit village'
- 'Glasgow's African Tales'
- 'Hellenic Glasgow - an oral history'
- 'Back to the Future, West Lothian!'
- Govan Fair's 'Treasures in our Midst'
- Pennylands Camp 22 - Dumfries House Estate
- Macduff Revival
- Dunoon & Cowal Oral History Project
- 'Everyday People: Untold Stories'
- John Gray Centre, Haddington
- Perth Theatre Heritage Project
- Oral History at The Marie Trust
- ‘Securing the Memories’ of Gairloch Parish
- 'CELEBRATE: LGBT Cumbria'
- 'Paisley's Enchanted Threads'
- 'She Settles in the Shields'
- 'Holy Loch Heritage - the American Presence'
- 'Gie’s Peace'
- 'Jeely Jars and Seeing Stars': Glasgow’s Love Affair with the Movies
- 'An Oral History of Paisley's Thread Mills'
- 'East Dunbartonshire's War: WWI'
- 'Now Your Turn, Glasgow': An oral history of Easterhouse
- Glasgow Theatre Royal: 'An Oral History'
- 'Govanhill People's History'
- 'Diving for Pearls'
- 'Dunfermline's Museum & Art Gallery Project - "Speaking Of..." '
- 'Walking Back to the Future'