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 […]

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,

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Sun, scones, bikes and history!

On a blazing sunny Saturday afternoon three led cycle rides set off from Kelvingrove Park, Queen’s Park and Tollcross Park, courtesy of the lovely Belles on Bikes ride leaders. Destination: our future home in Bridgeton!

Join one of our Women’s Heritage Walks this Summer

Join one of our unique and inspiring Women’s Heritage Walks this summer and learn while taking in some sunshine (we hope).