On the trail of iconic women

Masataka Taketsuru
Masataka Taketsuru

The stories of the many amazing women from East Dunbartonshire will be told at a special event taking place next week.

Following on from a successful event in Twechar last month, local people interested in the historic women who lived and worked in East Dunbartonshire are being invited to take part in another ‘Trails and Tales’ event at Baldernock Primary School.

Over tea, coffee and biscuits participants will be invited to share their stories about local women – both the well-known and the unsung heroines.

The friendly and informal events will include discussions on the most remembered local women, short talks, a fun women’s quiz, discussion and hands on activities giving an introduction to Glasgow Women’s Library and some of the women’s heritage projects that are happening all over Scotland.

Everyone is welcome to come along to the free event taking place on Thursday, November 26 from 6.30-8pm.

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration, said: “The exploring women in history events are part of another fascinating social history project delivered through the Trails and Tales programme.

The last event in Twechar was well attended and enjoyed by everyone who took part.

If you have an interest in the history of local women or indeed have stories you would like to share, come along to the event at Baldernock Primary School.”

Scott Hill, Chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, added: “These events are an informal gathering of local people reminiscing about local women who lived and worked in East Dunbartonshire.

“The fascinating stories are being collated and preserved and will lead to the development of a series of new sculpture and arts heritage trails across the local authority.”

The Glasgow Women’s Library opportunity is part of the EDLC’s Trails and Tales programme which is supported by the Heritage lottery Fund and Creative Scotland.

To book email info@trailsandtales.org or phone 0141 477 3092.

For further information pick up a brochure at libraries, Hubs and community centres or visit www.edlc.co.uk