Who is involved?

This project has been developed by Women's History Scotland, Glasgow Women's Library & Girlguiding Scotland.

In 2011, Girlguiding Scotland lead the search for Scotland's women by encouraging its members of all ages, from Rainbows to Trefoil Guild, to take part in The Big Name Hunt!

With The Big Name Hunt project coming to an end, the Women of Scotland website will continue to expand its records of Scotland's women and their achievements, supported by Women's History Scotland, Glasgow Women's Library and women’s organisations across the country - and with your support in finding and collecting information about memorials to women in Scotland.

To find out how you can contribute to the Women of Scotland project, take a look at how to get involved.

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Women's History Scotland

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.

Find out more about Women's History Scotland.

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Glasgow Women's Library

The Library celebrates the lives and achievements of women, and champions their contributions to Scotland’s culture. This vibrant information hub is open to all, and is home to a lending library, archives and historical artefacts relating to women’s lives, histories and achievements. It also provides an exciting range of events, activities, courses and workshops, from walking tours that explore the history of women in Glasgow to book readings by celebrated women authors.

GWL is a safe, friendly and inspiring environment where women can access the information and opportunities they need to change their lives for the better.

Find out more about Glasgow Women's Library.

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Girlguiding Scotland

Girlguiding Scotland, as part of a worldwide Movement, enables girls and young women to fulfil their potential and to take an active and responsible role in society through our distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteer leaders.

Their vision is to be recognised as the leading organisation for girls and young women and to widen and increase their membership.

Find out more about Girlguiding Scotland.