The West End Women’s Heritage Walk Audio Tour
Following the huge success of our West End Women’s Heritage Walk and Map the Women Make History team has made history again in developing the first audio tour version of a women’s heritage walk in Glasgow.
The audio tour reveals a hidden history of the West End: from pipe-smoking forewomen to revolting schoolmistresses. A unique & inspiring insight into the hitherto unsung women who made the West End.
This fantastic resource is now available to download for free, in English and German (Deutsch).
The East End Women’s Heritage Walk Audio Tour
Following the huge success of our East End Women’s Heritage Walk and Map our Women Make History team has developed this into an audio version of this women’s heritage walk in Glasgow.
If you are interested in finding out more about the women who worked in the Templeton factory, Suffragettes who were held in Duke Street Prison, or the woman who set up the Barras (and many more) then download this audio tour that will guide you round the East End, starting at the Mercat Cross and taking in points around Glasgow Green, the Gallowgate, and Bridgeton.
This audio tour has been developed with support from Glasgow International in 2014 and has been developed in English, French (Francais), Polish (Polski) and German (Deutsch). We also received support from the Goethe Institute to produce the German translation of this audio tour.
Suffrage City East and West
To mark Vote 100, the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, our Women Make History detectives have been researching Scottish suffragettes and have developed two trails round the east and west of Glasgow. Both are available as a map and an audio tour.
In the early 1900s, Glasgow’s East End was a hive of suffrage campaigning with mass meetings on Glasgow Green and noisy demonstrations outside Duke St Prison, where imprisoned suffragettes were hunger striking. Our Suffrage City East Trail highlights these and other stirring stories.
Suffragettes have been honoured with trees and buildings (albeit temporarily) in the west of the city, but who were they? Our Suffrage City West Trail tells the stories of these women and more.
Wigtown Women’s Walk Audio Tour
The Wigtown Women’s Walk group, a group of dedicated volunteers from the local community, have accomplished a lot with support and advice from NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Glasgow Women’s Library – and plenty of tea, coffee and cake from the Readinglasses cafe! – The group researched and launched their own women’s history walk on International Women’s Day in March 2009 and since then the walk has gone from strength to strength.
There is now a self-guided walk leaflet available at local outlets and now downloadable from GWL’s website and also a guided tour supported by the group’s volunteers which runs regularly at community events and festivals – the tour’s last outing at the Wigtown Book Festival attracted 40 participants.
We are now proud to feature the latest exciting development – an audio tour podcast of the walk, available to download for free. The group were keen to make the walk as accessible to as many people as possible, so decided a podcast would be the next step.
The audio tour was written and recorded by the walk group and other local community members with the help of funding awarded from the Galloway Association.
Kriss Nichol from Wigtown women’s walk group has written a blog post about the experience.
Download: Wigtown Women’s Heritage Walk Audio Tour
Download: Wigtown Women’s Walk Leaflet (PDF)