Walks

Walks this Spring!

It’s Spring, the sun is making sporadic appearances, and our Women’s Heritage Walks have begun! Why not come along and get some fresh air whilst learning about women you’ll be astonished you didn’t know about before…

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Women’s Heritage Walks & Bike Rides are back for Spring

See the city in a new light with our Women’s Heritage Walks which are back for Spring!

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Help us Make the Suffragette Oak Scotland’s Tree of the Year

GWL nominated the Suffragette Oak for the recognition of Scotland’s Tree of the Year and now we need your help to secure this accolade by voting for this much loved tree online. Find out how here.

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Photo of women on East End Women's Heritage Walk

Our Autumn Women’s Heritage Walks & Bike Rides

You can now book for our Women’s Heritage Walks or Heritage Bike Rides this Autumn. We have a whole host of weekend events putting the hidden heroines of Glasgow in the spotlight to inform and inspire you.

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Women’s Heritage Walks with GWL

Women Make History, and we want the world to know! Join us for one of our Women’s Heritage Walks taking place this Spring and Summer.

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March of Women – Representing women accross the globe

Glasgow Women’s Library has been buzzing lately with all the preparations for MARCH oF WOMEN which is taking place on Saturday 7th March! On this day, a procession of women from Glasgow and beyond (all wearing white) will spill out of Glasgow Women’s Library onto the streets of Bridgeton to celebrate the achievements of women […]

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Maggie McIver

Believe it or not the creator of the Barras was actually a woman called Maggie McIver. Known as the Barra Queen she prospered at a time when very few women could. Read more about her here,

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At the Suffrage Oak for the West End Women's Heritage Walk

Hear from our volunteers!

A short video in which one of our volunteer tour guides and history detectives Lesley Orr reveals how she got involved and what she loves about volunteering with us.

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Clydeside Women’s Heritage Bike Ride Launch

One of our cycling volunteers shares here what to expect from the Clydeside Women’s Heritage Bike Ride: The launch of a cycle route in Glasgow commemorating the history and achievements of women who have, at some point, had a connection with the city, took place recently with a dedicated bike tour, with members of the Glasgow-based […]

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Ethel MacDonald: Glasgow woman in the Spanish Civil War

To mark the 78th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, I’m putting a spotlight on one of the many Scottish women who showed support and travelled to Spain in 1936. Ethel MacDonald was born in Motherwell in 1909 and was active in left-wing politics by the time she was sixteen. In 1931 she […]

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