Nominations are now open for the ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ awards, a partnership between the Saltire Society and Glasgow Women’s Library. Launched in 2015, the campaign celebrates exceptional women from all walks of life alongside Scotland’s unsung heroines.
Ten outstanding women are inducted annually in to the ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ community on Alongside the First Minister; other inductees include Annie Lennox and Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay. Responding to her nomination, the First Minister said she hoped ‘the achievements of all those featured will inspire many more Scottish women to fulfil their dreams’.
The public is being invited to submit their nominations for next year’s list. Nominees must be living, contemporary examples of Scottish women who have made a significant contribution to Scottish culture and society. Nominations can be made by completing an online form on the Saltire Society website, hard copy nominations forms will also be available from the Saltire Society and Glasgow Women’s Library and nominations will also be accepted via social media.
The 2017 Outstanding Women of Scotland will be announced at a ceremony on the 7 March 2017 (the eve of International Women’s day) held at Glasgow Women’s library, which will be each of our inductees presented with a limited edition print by emerging printmaker Jessica Crisp.