Our mission is to give Scots women their rightful place in history

This year, five youth projects across the country turned detective to unearth and celebrate influential and potentially unnoticed Scots women in their communities, both now and in the past. From the hunt for Falkirk urban legend 'Granny Mackay' to a mother-daughter team raising international development funding, we wanted to build a picture of the women in Scotland that shaped our nation.

We're still asking you to highlight the achievements of women locally and nationally, from all walks of life. Sign our #scotswummin pledge for equality, share your stories with us, and help to give forgotten Scots women their rightful place in our history. 

We've also examined youth work's contribution to the women's movement since 1850, working with YouthLink Scotland's membership, the wider youth work sector, and national museums and libraries to produce a heritage report. Our final report was launched at an exhibition at Glasgow Women's Library in August 2017, where we also shared stories of our influential Scotswummin.


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