Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland

Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland


2016 marks 40 years since Scottish Women’s Aid was founded, bringing together a network of local Women’s Aid groups across Scotland. This pioneering movement brought about a sea-change in Scottish society by working to challenge and prevent domestic abuse.

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

Who is this for? - All
Dates: 11 November 2016 - 28 January 2017
Cost: Free

The history of Women’s Aid in Scotland is told through the voices of women involved in the movement across the country, from its earliest years onwards.  These women, who were at the forefront of shaping social change in Scotland, placed the issue of domestic abuse on the political and social agenda.

The exhibition is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of a wider project to record and celebrate the history of Women’s Aid in Scotland. Project partners include Scottish Women’s Aid, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow University’s Centre for Gender History and Women’s History Scotland.