Women's History Scotland

About this Organisation

Women’s History Scotland exists to promote study and research in women’s and gender history, particularly for those working in Scotland or working on Scottish themes. It has a commitment to history at all levels and aims to provide a network of information and support to all.

- To encourage contact between all people interested in women’s and gender history in Scotland, whether in education, community groups, the media or private research and study
- To provide a forum for discussion on issues relating to women’s and gender history
- To discover and promote the use of new sources for women’s history in Scotland
- To promote research into all areas of women’s history
- To support women working in historical studies

Organisation Type

Local History Society/Association/Group


Entry last updated: August 7th, 2020

Resources Available

Title Description Type
Resources for Schools: Women, the Great War, and the Vote

The resource consists of videos of short talks and downloadable documents. The materials were produced by university lecturers and researchers for use at Highers and A Level.

The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Scotland, 1867-1928: a learning resource.

The resource consists of downloadable documents on a series of topics concerning the Scottish campaign for women's suffrage. This includes case studies, lists of resources, and advice on how to go about researching the topic locally. The resource was produced by committee members of Women's History Scotland to commemorate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918.


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