Martha from the Women's Centre - IWD Spotlight

Open Today

09:00 - 22:00

We invited some special guests for afternoon tea at the M&S Cafe at Glasgow Fort, to say thank you for their amazing hard work and dedication to their community, in honour of International Women's Day 2019. Guests included Maureen Burke (Labour Councillor), Maureen Ferrie (Director of GESH charity), representatives from the Women’s Centre,  Karen Ciantar from Barnardos, Allison (Manager of M&) and Lorna (Manager of Boots). You can read more about Martha from the Women's Centre and her acheivements below...

Martha from the Women's Centre 

What does your role at the Women’s Centre involve?

My role is Vice Chair of the Volunteer Management committee. I stand in for the Chairperson at meetings and I also help with agendas, arrange course work and set up user members meetings.

What motivates you?

What motivates me is seeing the end result.

How do you motivate others?

Motivating others using patience, praise and leadership.

Who are the inspirational women in your life?
Firstly my mother because she was a strong but fair woman. I also have to say my two sidekicks on the committee, Julia and Jean. Both have life skills that anyone would do well to learn from.

Tell us about your community involvement...
Since fundraising is a big part of our survival as a company, projects are always ongoing. Our big project at the moment is the 30-year anniversary – a celebration for women who have used the centre in the past and at present.

What projects are available to women at the Women’s Centre?
The project gives women a safe environment to talk. Here, there is always someone to listen (no matter how small you may think your problem might be) and if we can’t help, we will find out who can. Also, a bit of pampering is available, like facials and therapeutic massages to name a few!

How has the Women’s Centre positively impacted the women in the community?

The Centre is 30-year-olds this November. It started with volunteers and we continue to run because of the personal time volunteers give up - because they believe in the principal of the centre. You can read more about the Women's Centre by clicking this link. 


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Getting here

Glasgow Fort
Junction 10 M8
G34 9DL
0141 771 7777
  • Car

    Glasgow Fort is located adjacent to Junction 10 of the M8, 5 miles to the east of Glasgow City Centre (35 miles west of Edinburgh). Satnav G34 9DL. Parking is free and we have over 2,500 parking spaces.


  • Train

    There are trains to Easterhouse rail station from Glasgow Queen Street every twenty minutes. To check train times, visit the National Rail website


  • Bus

    Buses run to and from Glasgow Fort frequently. Click here to view the bus services and routes. 

    A Dunns bus service also runs from Cumbernauld to Glasgow Fort every Saturday. You can find the timetable on their Facebook page



There are baby changing facilities within the public toilet area, Mamas & Papas and also at Boots.

We have 2,500 parking spaces - all of which are absolutely FREE.

We are proud that our car park has been issued the Park Mark, an award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

We also have bicycle racks located near M&S, VUE Cinema, and beside the public toilets near Zara and The Body Shop. 

The cash machines at Glasgow Fort can be found beside Fort News, at the side of Three Store, at M&S and within Poundland.

There are photo booths next to both Barrhead Travel and Frankie & Benny's.

The public toilets at Glasgow Fort are found between The Body Shop and Zara.

We now have wifi available for all our customers.


Some stores have a click and collect service available. Click here for more information.

If you have lost something while visiting Glasgow Fort, please contact our Customer Service Team on 0141 771 7777.

Please note that we will ask for proof of ownership to make sure we give property back to its rightful owner.

Glasgow Fort giftcards are now available. Purchase yours online, or from the Centre Management Suite located next to Zara and The Body Shop. 


Wheelchairs are available to hire from the Management Suite, located between The Body Shop and Zara.


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