march of women

International Women’s Day – March of Women

Join the March of Women on the eve of International Women’s Day 2015. Celebrate the achievements of Scottish women past and present. Make history by taking part in this filmed public art event. Join a procession of women from Glasgow and beyond spilling out of Glasgow Women’s Library onto the [...]

Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh

When considering the “Glasgow Style” it is common to cite Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and it is true that his architectural works brighten Glasgow even today, but his wife Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh is one of the “marginalized wives” so common in a world more likely to see a woman [...]

Elsie Maud Inglis

I just happened to have a £50 note in my hand the other day. It was a Clydesdale Bank issue and because women on bank notes has been in the news in recent times I took particular note and was surprised to find that it is a women – and a redoubtable one at that. Elsie Maud Inglis was born in [...]

Isabella Bird

Isabella Bird, was one of the 19th century’s most remarkable women travellers and the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In her youth Isabella suffered from poor health and had an operation to remove a tumor from her spine. The operation was only partially [...]

Isabella Elder

Photograph courtesy of Anabel Marsh If you had to hazard a guess as to how many statues there were to women in the city of Glasgow, a city with a centuries-long history, a city co-founded by a woman St. Thenew, a city of some 2.3m people, what would it be? 100? 50? 10? In fact the answer is just [...]

Mary Barbour

At the height of the First World War, thousands of women, engineering and shipyard workers descended on Glasgow Sheriff Court and the City Chambers to protest the fate of eighteen tenants who had been taken to court for non-payment of rent. The protest was led by a woman, Mary Barbour. How did this [...]
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