International women of Edinburgh

Today all around the world, people will be recognising and honouring the achievements of women. Our ‘Women of achievement’ story on Our Town Stories celebrates some of the important female figures from Edinburgh’s past and tells how they made their mark on history.
Most of these women of achievement strove to obtain roles in society where they could better the position of other females, by the provision of education, healthcare or the right to vote. Suffragette's scarf from Edinburgh Museums and GalleriesRead a snapshot of each woman’s life and find out how their campaigning and dedication changed the lives of other women.


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