Katie Reid

Our Summer Programme is Out Now!

GWL’s summer programme of events, activities, workshops and exhibitions at the library and out and about across Scotland is out now!

Book photocopy

Speaking Volumes: Digital Recommendations

Speaking Volumes, a My Bookcase and GWL project for GI 2016 celebrates texts by women recommended by creatives involved in this year’s GI festival of visual arts. Here we share some of the digital recommendations.

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!

Doors Open Day GWL building image

We hear you! We’re now opening on Saturdays, 12pm to 4pm.

We asked ‘Which time of day or week is best for you to visit?’ and we listened as an overwhelming 30% of you said weekends or Saturdays. We’re open on Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm.

Photo of women outside the Templeton Building on the East End Women's Heritage Walk

International Women’s Day Week at GWL

International Women’s Day is a busy time for us every year. This year, we have a range of activity including our East End Women’s Heritage Walk, Trailblazer event with author and singer Rachel Dawick, exhibitions of new wall hangings in Material Matters, and an In Conversation event with author of A Petrol Scented Spring Ajay Close and GWL’s Donna Moore.


Outstanding Women of Scotland Award Nominations 2016

Nominations for the Outstanding Women of Scotland 2016 awards are invited until 11th March 2016.

Vote for the Suffragette Oak to be European Tree of the Year 2016

We were all bursting with pride that the Suffragette Oak won Scottish Tree of the Year last October, and we’re now setting our sights even higher – on the European Tree of the Year trophy!

GWL What's On Spring 2016 Cover showing GWL building in the sun

GWL Spring Programme 2016 Out Now!

This Spring we have a vibrant programme of events, activities and learning programmes, many of which are free to attend. Download a copy of the programme here or see our calendar for upcoming events.


Outstanding Women of Scotland Awards 2016

The Outstanding Women of Scotland Awards honour 10 living women each year who have made truly outstanding contributions to Scottish life and culture. The 2016 award nominations are open until March 2016.

Bold Types Creative Writing Showcase

What a wealth of talented women writers we have living in Scotland. Find out the poet and writer who will win this year’s Bold Types competition on Tuesday 24th November in the library.