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Where are the Women?: A Guide to an Imagined Scotland

by Sara Sheridan

Paperback £9.99
Published 4th March 2021, 448 pages
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For most of recorded history, women have been sidelined, if not silenced, by men who named the built environment after themselves. Now is the time to look unflinchingly at Scotland’s heritage and bring those women who have been ignored to light.

Can you imagine a different Scotland, a Scotland where women are commemorated in statues and streets and buildings - even in the hills and valleys? This is a guidebook to that alternative nation, where the cave on Staffa is named after Malvina rather than Fingal, and Arthur’s Seat isn’t Arthur’s, it belongs to St Triduana. You arrive into Dundee at Slessor Station and the Victorian monument on Stirling’s Abbey Hill interprets national identity through the women who ran hospitals during the First World War. The West Highland Way ends at Fort Mary. The Old Lady of Hoy is a prominent Orkney landmark. And the plinths in central Glasgow proudly display statues of the suffragettes who fought until they won.

In this guide, streets, buildings, statues and monuments are dedicated to real women, telling their often unknown stories.

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Where are the Women?: A Guide to an Imagined Scotland
by Sara Sheridan and Jenny Proudfoot

ISBN
9781849173087

Publisher
Historic Environment Scotland

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
March 4, 2021

Dimensions
19.5cm x 13.0cm x 3.5cm

Page count
448 pages