Our mission is to give Scots women their rightful place in history
To mark 100 years since the end of World War One, our new Youngwummin project with young heritage detectives will uncover Scotland’s war-time heroines and explore the issues they faced as women.
Young researchers in Dumfries have already uncovered the unusual and life-saving tale of Sphagnum Moss Works. Dumfriesshire was at the forefront of supplying wound dressings for field hospitals by using moss from the surrounding hills, all organised and run by local women. Eskdale alone contributed over 70,000 dressings and the area was praised for its efforts in ensuring vital medical supplies during the war.
How can you help? We're asking you to highlight the achievements of women who helped to win the war - locally and nationally, from all walks of life. Share your stories with us, and help to give forgotten Scots women their rightful place in our history.
As part of our first Scotswummin project, we 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.