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A rich array of ways to discover the hidden histories of women.

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Women photographed on the Women’s Heritage Walks. Credit: Katy Owen

Women of the Merchant City

29th June at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Scandal, vice, radicalism, regeneration and revival… Discover another side to this area as we retrace the footsteps of women who gave birth in the Maternity Hospital on Rottenrow and picture ourselves as the jury in a sensational Victorian murder trial in an arsenic poisoning case.

Women photographed on the Necropolis Walk. Credit: Katy Owen

Necropolis Women’s Heritage Walk

7th July at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Who were the women buried in the Necropolis? Join our ever popular guided tour of this Victorian cemetery to find out…

The library's first location in Garnethill, 1991

The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill

18th August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Garnethill walk will take you from the bustle of Sauchiehall Street to quiet and leafy back streets, highlighting the many remarkable women who have made this bohemian enclave one of the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspots in Glasgow.

Image courtesy Belles on Bikes

Women’s Heritage Bike Ride

24th August at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Let our tour guides lead you gently along cycle paths, through Glasgow Green and beside the Clyde, while sharing fun and fascinating facts about the history of women’s cycling.

Chrissie Martin and Jessie Bell weaving a Templeton carpet 1955. Credit: STOD201/2/16/1/6 - p.8 University of Glasgow Archives Services

Voices from Scotland’s Textiles Heritage

24th August at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hear some of the women’s voices who worked in Scotland's textile industry through recent oral history recordings, and see materials from the archives of Stoddard-Templeton and Paisley’s Coats & Clarks this Saturday afternoon.

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For information about the earlier Women Make History walk development project, visit the old Women Make History page.

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