Well Said! GalGael

It’s not enough to have the great dream. We’re interested in people who want to wrestle it into reality and that means getting your sleeves rolled up and dealing with the rough as well as the smooth…” (Colin Macleod, Founder of GalGael)

Founded in the mid 1990’s, GalGael has been a mainstay in the Govan community for many years. Through their craft workshops, both boats and lives are rebuilt. The trust works with those struggling with the challenges of modern day culture and re-establish a sense of belonging and community with local people.

For our “Well Said” project in 2015, participants John Bennett and Suzannah Tullis collaborated to produce this short piece on the benefits that GalGael brings to the Southside of Glasgow. Many thanks has to go to the staff of GalGael, and to Sheila Furey for allowing us to use “The Lonesome Boatman” (composed Finbar Furey) for the film’s soundtrack.

John Bennett and Suzannah Tullis
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Plantation Productions
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PROJECT: Well Said

The ‘Well Said’ project has been developed in response to the ongoing requests from individuals with great film ideas who need help in making them happen. These creative media workshops, master classes and events provide local volunteers with the opportunity to learn new creative skills and enable local people to produce and share their own stories, films and articles.

Activities include an introduction to all aspects of film production – from research and development of ideas to learning skills for camera, lighting and sound recording and producing, directing and post-production.

So if you (or a group you are involved) with have a story you’d like to tell, please get in touch… no previous experience necessary.

Where: The Portal, 978 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3AJ
Who: Contact Angela Ross on 0141 445 1666

People's Health Trust  This project is funded through “The People’s Health Trust” – an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with each of the 51 society lotteries and makes grants using money raised by the society lotteries through The Health Lottery.

Making of video


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