Still Sounds

Margaret's Still Sounds project began in 2011 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.This was a sound installation in the stairwell and a sound and print installation in the gallery. The sound installations featured recollections of former pupils from the 1920s until the School’s closure in 1979. School and family life was described and the city's shipbuilding and industrial traditions were reflected in their stories.

Stairwell Installation

In 2014, Margaret showed Still Sounds: The Great War at the Burrell Collection, Glasgow. The film gave an insight into the life of Glaswegian soldiers at war as remembered by their children and grandchildren, former pupils at Scotland Street School.

The Great War

Scotland Street School Remembers was the third instalment of the Still Sounds project which charted through film the social history of the School and local community at home, work and war during the last century. It showed at Scotland Street School Museum from June 2018 until March 2020.

Scotland Street School Remembers