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Introduction to Women's Achievements

Women's achievements throughout history remain hidden, not just because prevailing attitudes prevented women from fulfilling their potential, but also because historians consistently ignored women's contribution to the era in which they lived.

­To recognises the work which women have accomplished in the fields of education, medicine, science, the arts and politics and to help redress the balance, we list successful women who have had an association with Tollcross.

A page is also dedicated to the Scottish Suffrage Societies as a tribute to the many women from different walks of life whose courage and heroism contributed to the fight for women's right to vote.

On the following pages are brief biographical details of each woman included, and a short history of the Scottish Suffrage Societies.

If you know of any other local women who should be included please do not hesitate to get in touch with a short biographical history. Please e-mail your contribution (approximately 200 to 250 words only please) to Tollcross thank you.

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