Can you imagine a different Scotland, a Scotland where women are commemorated in statues and streets and buildings – even in the hills and valleys?
Join Where Are The Women? author Sara Sheridan as she talks about her guidebook to that alternative nation, where the cave on Staffa is named after Malvina rather than Fingal, and Arthur’s Seat isn’t Arthur’s, it belongs to St Triduana. Where you arrive into Dundee at Slessor Station and the Victorian monument on Stirling’s Abbey Hill interprets national identity not as a male warrior but through the women who ran hospitals during the First World War. The West Highland Way ends at Fort Mary. The Old Lady of Hoy is a prominent Orkney landmark. And the plinths in central Glasgow proudly display statues of the suffragettes who fought until they won.
These imagined streets, buildings, statues and monuments are dedicated to real women, telling their often untold or unknown stories.
‘Where are the Women? provides a tantalising glimpse of an alternative universe where the female contribution is prized.’ The Herald
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