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The 900th Memorial

The 900th memorial has been added to the website!

Read the report from the "Scotland on Sunday" 30 August 2020:

25% off the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women

We're very excited to be able to offer our site users 25% off the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women, in association with Edinburgh University Press. You'll have seen the BDSW referred to in many of our 'Woman' records - it contains biographies of 830 Scottish women, and the mapping project was originally conceived by Women's History Scotland as a complementary resource for the Dictionary.

The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women

Training sessions

Glasgow Women's Library will be running training session in Edinburgh and Dumbarton in August.

Come along to find out how you can help put Scotland’s women on the map.


Edinburgh Central Library, Tuesday 7th August, 2pm-4pm,

Training sessions at GWL

We will be running two training session at Glasgow Women's Library to introduce the Women of Scotland website on Wednesday 13th June

An Introduction to Using the Women of Scotland Website

3pm to 4.30pm (women only session)
or 5.30pm to 7pm (open to all)

A message of support from the First Minister

We're pleased to announce that the Mapping Memorials to Women Scotland project has received a message of support from First Minister Alex Salmond.

First Minister Alex Salmond said:

Relaunching Women of Scotland

On 10th March 2012, the Women of Scotland website is being relaunched to allow everyone to add memorials to women from across the country.

Building on the work done by Girlguiding Scotland during the Big Name Hunt, we hope to develop the site into a comprehensive national database of memorials to women in Scotland. To do this, we need your help!

Introducing Women of Scotland

All over Scotland, in towns, villages and in the countryside, there are many types of memorials, large and small, commemorating the lives and achievements of women. Some names are well known, others have been forgotten. All the women have contributed in some way to the life of the country we know today.