Dr Elsie Inglis & the Scottish Women’s Hospitals Movement

On behalf of WW100 Scotland, we have been asked to share this short video marking 100 years on from the death and the funeral of a remarkable, inspiring, and astoundingly determined woman, Dr Elsie Inglis. After being told by the War Office ‘my good lady go home and sit still’ as women doctors and surgeons…

We need YOU!

We need your help! As many of our readers know, we have become very, very busy recently and cannot always update the blog as frequently as we would like. We would, therefore, like to open our digital doors so to speak and invite contributions. So if you have a piece of research, an opinion, or…

Celebrating Scottish Women, a Paisley Workshop 

Yesterday was one of those days which leaves you glowing with contentment for hours afterwards. We were delighted to be asked to host a workshop at the Paisley Arts Centre for the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (TH.CARS2) by the chap running the scheme, Colin Begg. The aim of the TH.CARS2 scheme is to “improve historic…

Rachael chats with PGRNS

Rachael Purse is a PhD Candidate at The Glasgow School of Art on the ‘Bringing Back the Mack’ Scholarship which focuses on The Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh Library after the fire in 2014. As part of the process, she is recording and providing critical reflection on the restoration process, as well as the changing […]…

‘Mon Paisley’s Wummin

On Friday we shall be holding a wee get-together to discuss how we should celebrate Paisley’s Women as part of Paisley 2021. If you haven’t heard of the 2021 bid the main aim is to make Paisley the UK City of Culture in 2021 and it is part of a wider push to use the town’s…

WORKSHOP – Scottish Women: How should we celebrate them?

We’re pleased to announce that we shall be facilitating a FREE workshop for Paisley 2021. The event will focus on how as a country we should commemorate our influential women and discuss what form this may take. The workshop will be on the Friday 10th November from 1.30pm at Paisley Art Center. Please arrive 15mins…

**SOLD OUT** MORE TICKETS!! HERstory Talk (Take Two)

Ok, we are DELIGHTED to announce that we have more tickets available for sale for our HERstory event on Nov 15th 2017. The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Eva Bolander, heard of our search for a venue and contacted the Trust personally to offer us space in the City Chambers! Absolutely amazing! We are so grateful for…

Building Scotland – Margaret Brodie

The Architect, Margaret Brodie, has much to be recognised for and it is only over the last ten years her achievements are being discussed in a similar manner to her male counterparts. Born in 1907 in Largs, she was one of three daughters of John and Jane Brodie. Her father was a civil engineer with…

SOLD OUT – HERstory Talk (Take Two)

  Street names, buildings, statues – they often celebrate men, while the historical representation of women in Glasgow has been somewhat lacking. So in this talk we’ll be dusting off the history books to give the achievements of Glasgow’s women the recognition they deserve. Shortly before the unveiling of the new statue in Govan on…

The Glasgow Guild: Restoring Glasgow one seat at a time

The Glasgow Guild are a company everyone should know, not only in Glasgow but world-wide. This bustling busy workshop which is situated above Singl-End in the Garnethill area of Glasgow is a wonderland of fabrics, furniture and beautifully eccentric chit-chat. Run by Jonathan Cokey and John Cowie, the Glasgow Guild is only four years old…

Winnie Drinkwater: Action Hero

Winifred Joyce “Winnie” Drinkwater (11 April 1913 – 6 October 1996) from Cardonald was an exceptional Scot, and in my view, something of an action hero, as she was the first woman in the world to hold a commercial pilots license. Drinkwater joined the Scottish Flying Club near Renfrew in June 1930 when she was just 17, and amazingly she…

Amazing what you find in the attic!

Hidden away in the upper section of Cottiers Theatre, sits a golden gilded (literally) gem of a restaurant. Named after the Glaswegian architect, William Leiper FRIBA RSA (1839-1916), the eatery not only is a feast for the eyes and belly but subtly celebrates Leiper’s relationship with the buildings name-sake Daniel Cottier (1838–1891). The new restaurant, which showcases…