Women’s History Scotland exists to promote study and research in women’s and gender history, particularly for those working in Scotland or working on Scottish themes. It has a commitment to history at all levels and aims to provide a network of information and support to all. Browse our website for news of activities and projects concerning women’s and gender history in Scotland.

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Today the 8th of March is International Women’s Day – we couldn’t let the day pass without drawing attention to some of the great initiatives promoting their work in relation to gender equality and women’s history!

Engender Scotland have launched their new new site #makingworkvisible to chart women’s work in Scotland – paid and unpaid:

Glasgow Women’s Library are ‘safeguarding the history of your grandmothers, hearing the memories of your mothers and providing the inspiration for your daughters’ as always

The Dangerous Women project at the University of Edinburgh has been highlighting its work:


Finally a reminder that if you’ve not voted please take the time to choose one of fourteen ‘Scotland’s Heroines’ for inclusion in the ‘Hall of Heroes’ in the Wallace Monument:

I’m sure there’s plenty of great projects and events that I’ve missed – get in touch and let us know what you’ve been up to for International Women’s Day 2017

  1. Out Gallivanting – Researching women’s history with Aberdeen Women’s Alliance Leave a reply
  2. Out Gallivanting – ‘Cutting a Rug’ Leave a reply
  3. Speaking Out – Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland Leave a reply
  4. Renaming Glasgow streets after famous women? 1 Reply
  5. Wallace Monument – Vote for #ScotlandsHeroines Leave a reply
  6. WHS Essay Prize 2016 – *Winner Announcement* Leave a reply
  7. #historybooksbywomen 2 Replies
  8. Out gallivanting – Larry Herman, Street Level Photoworks Leave a reply
  9. Out Gallivanting – Eilidh Macrae at the Netball Scotland Annual Conference Leave a reply