DOWNLOAD – WHS Suffrage Scotland – Contents

To commemorate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act passed in February 1918, Women’s History Scotland Steering Committee members Esther Breitenbach, Linda Fleming and Valerie Wright have created this online learning resource.

Women's Freedom League demonstration on Glasgow Green 1914

The resource contains the following material organised into three broad sections (with some additional pages – see details below). You can go directly to each by clicking on the link below or navigate via the menu above.

Each section can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking on the link at the top of each page.

Introductory materials:

Key phases of the movement:

Sources and Literature:


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Here you will find details of what groups have found out about suffrage in their local area – Findings


Women’s History Scotland exists to promote study and research in women’s and gender history, particularly for those working in Scotland or working on Scottish themes. It has a commitment to history at all levels and aims to provide a network of information and support to all. Browse our website for news of activities and projects concerning women’s and gender history in Scotland.


Esther Breitenbach, Linda Fleming and Valerie Wright

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