Oral Histories

Intergenerational Stories – She Settles in the Shields

For International Women’s Week 2022, Glasgow Women’s Library is pleased to celebrate five intergenerational stories as told by some of wonderful women from Pollokshields. We will be sharing one story […]

Life in Taiwan during the pandemic

A first hand account of what life is like for a young woman living in Taiwan during the pandemic.

Volunteer Filmmaking and Speaking Out

Susie Dalton, a volunteer filmmaker with Speaking Out, describes her experience of interviewing women involved with the Women’s Aid movement and the things she’s learned during her journey with the project.

Reflections from a Volunteer Oral History Interviewer

Charlotte Cain, one of our oral history volunteers, shares why she decided to get involved with the Speaking Out project and her experience of conducting her first interview.

The voices of women

Morag Allan Campbell writes about her experience of carrying out the first oral history interviews for the Speaking Out project.

Speaking Out about your experience of Women’s Aid

In this blog, Lindsay tells us why she has volunteered to be interviewed about her experience of being involved in Women’s Aid.

Women’s history project news in West Dunbartonshire

  We were really excited to hear that the West Dunbartonshire women’s history group have been successful in getting Sharing Heritage Lottery funding for a new project, to run from […]

Untold Stories from the East Dunbartonshire guides

  The national project visited Torrance in East Dunbartonshire one Sunday for a fabulous vintage tea party which celebrated the 90th anniversary of girl-guiding in Torrance. We weren’t there just […]

Yvonne reading from Mixing the Colours book

Mixing The Colours – Moving Forward

Sustainability is a key aspect of the work at GWL, enabling and encouraging women to take control of their own action and activism for gender equality. As part of that Mixing […]

Badges of Honour at GWL

On Friday the first in our special series of Badges of Honour visits took place in the Library. It was a rare opportunity to dive into the badges housed in […]