Carving out ways of living with more humanity

Colin's passion shared in BBC Alba documentary

BBC Alba documentary Birdman of Pollok, Curaidh na Coille tells the story of Colin Macleod our founder - a power story for our times. "An inspiring insight into a quest for justice, equity & sustainability of people and place" Broadcasting on 30 December


Author: Gehan Macleod


Our work is powered by people! Our Kinship members stand with us in this work through regular giving. A monthly donation - no matter how small - builds a solid base from which GalGael can offer hope & grow its pioneering approach.


Author: Gehan Macleod

Coronavirus Update

An update on the ongoing situation with Coronavirus, Covid-19, and it's impact on GalGael, our activities and our community. This is specifically for our volunteers, participants, visitors.


Author: Celisse Ruiz Macaulay

How to refer

GalGael’s activities offer folk a place of work, some respect and some tools. We work to create a therapeutic environment however what we offer is firmly based in practical skills. So we are reliant on ongoing working relationships with our partner agencies in supporting people with complex needs.



Why we need volunteers

GalGael offers activities that help people reclaim skills, agency and sense of worth. Without our crew of dedicated volunteers we these activities wouldn't happen nor would the many other adventures we have.



Our impact


People have worked with GalGael over the past 10 years. Ten times as many have enjoyed our weekly open workshops, our demonstrations at events throughout Scotland and other cultural happenings. 


Our soup-o-meter reckons that we've shared 27,120 (approximately) bowls of soup or basic meal to keep people fuelled up through the working day.


The number of boats we've built. 

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