International Women’s Day Events – Cross Country

We have been struggling to keep up with all the wonderful International Women’s Day Events which will be taking place throughout March. So, we thought it would be best to pull together a list and share with everyone. Please note, we are not organising any of these events, so any questions should be sent to…

Guest Post – Jessie Stephen: Suffrage Pioneer

Anabel Marsh, aka The Glasgow Gallivanter, graduated in History almost 40 years ago, but didn’t give it much further thought until she retired a few years ago. She now volunteers as a women’s history tour guide with both Glasgow Women’s Library and Maryhill Burgh Halls and is enjoying discovering all the wonderful women who weren’t…

Citz Superstar – Mary Sweeney

Mary was born in Derry in 1923, the eldest of three children. At 17, at the outbreak of war, she travelled to Manchester alone where she worked as a nurse for the duration of the war. She was the only woman on a boat full of soldiers on the way over. The boat had to stop…

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…

‘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…

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…

Period Chats: Jenny Knotts

Jenny is a playwright and PhD student from Glasgow. She is currently undertaking an AHRC funded Practice-as-Research PhD in the department of Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow titled Play/writing histories: Navigating the Personal, Public & Institutional stories of Theatre Space. An Architextual study of the Citizens Theatre. Previously she gained an MSc with…

The Possilpark Library Murals

The six murals for Possilpark library were designed and executed by Glasgow School of Art (GSA) students under the careful guidance of Professor Maurice Greiffenhagen (1862-1931) and Robert Anning Bell (1863-1933). Previously, Greiffenhagen had designed and painted seven panels for the Glasgow Department Store Pettigrew & Stephens which are now housed in the Hunterian Museum….

The Gorbals Dressmaker

I’ve always been surrounded by raw materials (paper, wood, fabric, thread, buttons, glue and needles) but I’d never really thought about where I got my love of making things from until I started hanging out with my gran every Saturday, very much like we used to when I was wee. I’ve always been aware that…

Barrowland Ballroom

I love the Barrowlands. I mean I really, really bloody love the Barrowlands. It is the one place in Glasgow that truly feels like home; a place where everyone is equal and all there for the same reason. The Barras’ is ingrained in Glasgow’s cultural being and there isn’t many people who would have a…