Listening Project

Conversation between civil partners, Margaret and Sheila, about non-violence and their involvement in the peace movement.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    Margaret and Sheila's home

  • Interviewees

    Bremner, Margaret, 1954- (female, District Nurse, retired), Mackay, Sheila, 1951- (female, Community Worker, retired)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Scotland

  • Recordist

    McArthur, Victoria

  • Abstract

    Margaret and Sheila talk about how they first met. Sheila questioned her feelings, thought it felt like love but never thought she'd fall for a woman. They discuss non-violence and being on the fringes of the peace movement, how they both believed in Palestine's cause and wanted to do more. They describe how they went to Nabi Salih in occupied territory to protest and were shot at with tear gas and Margaret was hit by a rubber bullet. It meant a lot to them to stand in solidarity, they believe that confrontation comes from fear and protest comes from hope for a better future. They talk about how their civil partnership is one of their happiest memories and that no matter what, it's on record.

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    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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    Photograph of participants

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