About

Margaret's current work is Scotland Street School Remembers, a film revealing life in and around Scotland Street school.

It is part of Margaret Moore's wider Still Sounds project which she began ten years ago when looking into the history of her family through the eyes of two aunts, both aged 90 years. One had lived in Glasgow all of her life. The other had lived on the Isle of Lewis.

Margaret then extended the project into Still Sounds Scotland Street which exhibited at Scotland Street School museum in 2013. It was a sound and print installation focusing on the small close-knit community around Scotland Street School, a community which has dispersed following development of the area. For Margaret, this area encapsulated Glasgow's social history through the decades from the 1920s to the 1970s and she captured this by interviewing former pupils of the school who had attended during this period. School and family life was described and the city's shipbuilding and industrial traditions were reflected in their stories.

In 2014, Margaret opened Still Sounds: The Great War at the Burrell Collection, Glasgow. It was a personal and gritty documentary giving a unique insight into the life of Glaswegian soldiers at war as remembered by their children and grandchildren, all former pupils at Scotland Street School.

Scotland Street School Remembers is the third instalment of the Still Sounds project charting through film the social history of the school and local community at home, work and war during the last century. It is currently showing in the Scotland Street Room at Scotland Street School Museum.

Scotland Street School Illustration

Illustration Aldous Eveleigh.