Skip over navigation

Dingwall - Women’s Suffrage in the Spotlight Introductory talk: Highland Family Heritage Festival Dingwall Academy Saturday: 26th April 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Dingwall - Women’s Suffrage in the Spotlight Introductory talk:  Highland Family Heritage Festival Dingwall Academy  Saturday:  26th April 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

In the years leading up to World War 1, women and men throughout the Highlandcampaigned vigorously to gain the vote for women.  This story still remains to be researched and told.  When we first started looking at suffrage in the Highland there was no book or article to consult.  But by looking at newspapers and journals we found the opposite to be true.  For example, in October 1913, over 500 people attended a rally in Dingwall alone.  But most of these people lobbied for change by law rather than militant protest, so their story has been forgotten.  This course will be investigating women’s suffrage in Inverness to look at newspapers and suffrage journals and to collect memories and photographs.

Latest Tweets