International Women’s Day Talk: The Scottish Suffragettes in their Own Works

Event information

Date 8 Mar 2024

Time 2pm to 3pm

Cost Free

Venue Dunoon Burgh Hall, 195 Argyll St, Dunoon PA23 7DD

Type History & Heritage


Following on from the Castle House Museum Suffrage Trail, join Hannah Speed, PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow, to discover how little-known autobiographies can bring us closer to the inspirational women involved in the campaign for the vote in Scotland. 

Hear about Arabella Scott, Helen Crawfurd, Flora Drummond, Lillias Mitchell and Bessie Watson in their own words. Learn what it was like to be involved in the campaign for votes for women, and what the movement meant to its participants. 

If you would also like to join the preceding Suffragette Trail walking tour, please book that separately.

About the event 

Our International Women’s Day events are part of the Take the plunge programme, supported by Dunoon Community Development Trust and POP shop enterprises CIC and Third Sector Interface, and funding from the Scottish Government’s Pathways Pre-Start Fund. 

Thanks also to Oxfam, Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust, Dunoon Bothy, Castle House Museum and Business Gateway for their contributions to the event.