Mapping Memorials to Women project

About this Organisation

The Mapping Memorials to Women website - records memorials to women throughout Scotland. Each memorial is linked to a biography of the woman commemorated.

The website includes memorials such as plaques, street names, buildings, statues etc etc. It includes gravestones only when these have been erected by public subscription or include significant biographical information.

The website is searchable by name, subject (e.g. suffragette, writer, artist) and by location.

There are currently 942 memorials to 700 women (several women have multiple memorials - e.g. Queen Victoria, Queen / Saint Margaret, Jean Armour and Mary Slessor). We envisage recording the 1000th memorial in 2021.

The website is managed jointly by Glasgow Women's Library and Women's History Scotland.


Organisation Type

Directory of Resources
Local History Society/Association/Group


Women of Scotland
c/o Glasgow Women's Library
23 Landressy Street
G40 1BP
Entry last updated: February 12th, 2021

Please note that links to websites and catalogues are provided by the Organisations listed and not maintained by Scottish Local History Forum.