2016 marked 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. 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.
As part of this exhibition there will be a public lecture by Rebecca Emerson Dobash & Russell P. Dobash Ending Violence Against Women in Scotland.
This exhibition is open to all and free to attend.
Please note that the Pathfoot Building and the Art Collection based in this building is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
For further information please see: www.artcol.stir.ac.uk