She Settles in the Shields’ tells the story of women who travelled to Pollokshields from all over the world, in search of a new life. Told in their words, the women reveal their experiences of life in their traditional homelands, together with their reasons for leaving, their arrival, first impressions of Scotland and Pollokshields.
The feelings of isolation which accompanied migration, and their encounters with work, study and the local community. It also provides and intimate insight into family, intergenerational differences, and, on a lighter note, of food, fashion, relaxation and celebration.
This video was taken from videos documenting the community launch of the publication in October 2011. A special thanks to all the women involved, particularly those who braved the stage and gave readings from the book.