Wikipedia:University of Edinburgh/Events and Workshops/Women in Red
|'Women in Red - A Wiki meetup every month to improve Wikipedia's representation of notable women' in a nutshell:|
Everyone is welcome! Book your place at each meetup below.
- Please create an account on Wikipedia if you have not done so as yet and join the dashboard page for today's workshop.
- Join WikiProject Women in Red.
- Have a look at our new Histropedia timeline of Women's suffrage in Scotland.
- Have a look at our Navigation box template we add to the foot of pages about the Scottish suffragettes.
- There is a draft biography you can look at and use as an exemplar: Mary Blathwayt.
- Would you like to do more editing after today? There is a WikiProject Women in Red you can take part in their monthly themed editing events and we will hold more online Wiki Women in Red editing events too.
About the event
Have you ever wondered why the information in Wikipedia is extensive for some topics and scarce for others? As part of the Wikimedia residency at the University of Edinburgh, the University's Information Services team will run an informal Wiki meetup focused on improving Wikipedia's representation of notable women; turning red-linked articles that don't yet exist into blue clickable ones that do.
These are drop-in sessions so knowledge of Wikipedia editing is beneficial. However, Wikipedia editing can be easy to pick up as this 5 minute walkthrough of the new Visual Editor interface demonstrates. The editing will focus on creating and improving the quality of articles about notable women on Wikipedia using source texts such as The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.
In November 2014, just over 15% of the English Wikipedia's biographies were about women. Founded in July 2015, WikiProject Women in Red has brought the figure up to 18.59% as of 29 September 2020. Not impressed? "Content gender gap" is a form of systemic bias, and this series of meetups seeks to address it in a positive way.
Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and create new role models for young and old alike!
How do I prepare?
- Sign up for the event
- Create a Wikipedia account
- Bring a laptop (wi-fi will be provided)
- Learn about editing if you like: Tutorial, or Getting started on Wikipedia for more information
- Think about what you would like to edit - please prepare some materials to bring with you on the day
The Manual of Style
Wikipedia has help pages which set out style guidelines for pages being created on certain subject areas. Please have a look at the following pages:
- Manual of Style for Biographies including how to begin the lead paragraph.
- Manual of Style for Biographies of Living Persons
Priorities for WikiProject Women in Red
Join WikiProject Women in Red by registering in the box at the top of the WIR page. You can then add a userbox to your user page.
Continuing global coverage
- In addition to our monthly editathons, you can cover women in any sphere of interest by taking part in the 2020 version of our #1day1woman initiative.
- Continuing: BLM/Anti-discrimination
Past meetup details can be found here.
Meetup 40 - Tuesday 13 October 2020 - Women in STEM for Ada Lovelace Day
The fortieth meetup will be on online editathon for Ada Lovelace Day. An online Zoom workshop will take place on Tuesday 13 October 2020. Questions/problems can be Tweeted to @emcandre or added to the Facebook page or emailed to email@example.com if you use neither social media platforms. Join us to write more fabulous women onto Wikipedia, the go-to information site for people around the world. We'll be there from 1:30pm to 5pm on Tuesday 13 October with a view to publishing our new pages on women in science, technology, engineering and maths by 5pm that day. Stay as long as you want to/need to (some people get VERY into writing their articles when they get started). Everyone is welcome.
Meetup 41 - Friday 30 October 2020
The forty-first meetup will be on online editathon. An online Zoom workshop will take place on Friday 30 October 2020. Questions/problems can be Tweeted to @emcandre or added to the Facebook page or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org if you use neither social media platforms. Join us to write more fabulous women onto Wikipedia, the go-to information site for people around the world. We'll be there from 1pm to 5pm on Friday 30 October with a view to publishing our new pages on women on Wikipedia by 5pm that day. Stay as long as you want to/need to (some people get VERY into writing their articles when they get started). Everyone is welcome.
Meetup 42 - Wednesday 18 November 2020
The forty-second meetup will be on online editathon. An online Zoom workshop will take place on Wed 18 November 2020. Questions/problems can be Tweeted to @emcandre or added to the Facebook page or emailed to email@example.com if you use neither social media platforms. Join us to write more fabulous women onto Wikipedia, the go-to information site for people around the world. We'll be there from 1pm to 5pm on Wednesday 18 November with a view to publishing our new pages on women on Wikipedia by 5pm that day. Stay as long as you want to/need to (some people get VERY into writing their articles when they get started). Everyone is welcome.
Meetup 43 - Friday 4 December 2020
The forty-third meetup will be on online editathon. An online Zoom workshop will take place on Fri 4 December 2020. Questions/problems can be Tweeted to @emcandre or added to the Facebook page or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org if you use neither social media platforms. Join us to write more fabulous women onto Wikipedia, the go-to information site for people around the world. We'll be there from 1pm to 5pm on Friday 4 December with a view to publishing our new pages on women on Wikipedia by 5pm that day. Stay as long as you want to/need to (some people get VERY into writing their articles when they get started). Everyone is welcome.
Use the PrepBio tool
- The PrepBio tool is very handy for creating stub entries on Wikipedia using the structured data information in Wikidata.
- Employed by Edinburgh University list
- Women educated at the University of Edinburgh with no Wiki article
- Women born in Edinburgh
- Women who died in Edinburgh
- Women employed by Edinburgh University without an article
- Female Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Hit list of articles to be created or improved
Helpful updates could be as simple as: Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc.
The following is a small sample of topics to work on. Feel free to come up with your own ideas!
Women in Sport
Women in Healthcare and the NHS
Women of Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women articles on Women in Medicine
- Annie Altschul - a British nurse, midwife, researcher and educator. Page needs improved. See resources.
- Georgina Ballantine - Nurse, registrar and salmon fisher. See resources. Being worked on by Rowena
- Margaret Bethune - Midwife from Peebles. See resources. - Started by Clareleethompson
- Peggy Boyd - Air ambulance nurse. See resources. Being worked on by Charlotte Campbell.
- Anne Bryans - Red Cross Administrator and hospital governor. Page needs improved. See resources.
- Mary Buick - Seafarer and nurse from Dundee. See resources.Being worked on by Charlotte Campbell.
- Rachel Lumsden - Pioneering nurse. See resources. Being worked on by Oreste De Tommaso
- Emily Miller (nurse) - Police officer and nurse. See resources. - Started by Clareleethompson
- Grace Neill - a nurse from New Zealand who lobbied for passage of laws requiring training and national registration of nurses and midwives. Can page be improved? Needs infobox. See resources.
- Anne Smith (writer) - founder of The Literary Review.
- Margaret Cullen - Novelist. See resources. - Being worked on by Jen.
- Helen Gregory (medical missionary) - See resources.
- Honoria Somerville Keer - British surgeon during World War I, where she served as Assistant Medical Officer. Article needs massively expanded. - See resources.
- Emily Thomson (medical practitioner) - among first women in Scotland to gain access to the male-dominated professional medical societies. - See resources.Being worked on by Victoria McIntyre.
- Elizabeth Scot - poet.
- Agnes Yewande Savage - first West African woman to qualify as a doctor.
- Margery Sampson - bellringer and teacher. Being worked on by Charlotte Campbell.
- Elizabeth Ross (poet) - poet, artist, collector of Gaelic music.
- Mary Rooney - OBE. Trade unionist.Being worked on by Charlotte Campbell.
- Muriel Robertson - protozoologist, bacteriologist.
- Marjorie Ritchie - animal scientist and member of team which produced "Dolly the hseep".
- Elizabeth Malloch - College principal, educator. Being worked on by Charlotte Campbell.
- Barbara Peebles - Prebyterian visionary and prophetess.
- Tessa Ransford - Founding director of the Scottish Poetry Library.
- Janet Mann - Photography pioneer.
- Hellen Stirk - executed for blasphemy.
- Gunnie Moberg - Artist, photographer. Being worked on by Charlotte Campbell.
- Catherine Cavanagh - social worker and social science researcher into domestic violence.
- Nicneven - name or soubriquet used by several witches from 1560s onwards.
- Gormla - the leading Gaelic witch figure.
Historians, research and researchers.
- Julian Goodare - professor of history.
- Louise Yeoman - researcher and broadcaster.
- Survey of Scottish Witchcraft - project to collate all the records on accused witches in Scotland (1563-1736).
Accused witches and witch prickers
- Christian Caldwell (witch pricker, 1660s)
- Gormla (traditional witch figure, 17th century)
- Alison Pearson (accused witch) (accused witch, executed 1588)
- Lilias Adie (accused witch)
Some men could also be added. A few suggestions:
- John Fian (witch, executed 1591)
- Richard Graham (witch, executed 1591)
- John Kincaid (witch pricker) (witch pricker, 1660s)
- Andrew Man (witch, executed 1598)
- Helen Acquroff
- Marcella Althaus-Reid
- Bletchley Park Women recruits
- Elizabeth Bond - schoolteacher and author
- Janet Boyman - visionary and conspirator accused of witchcraft. Stub article, can it be expanded/improved?
- Anne Bryans - Red Cross administrator and hospital governor. Insufficient inline citations throughout.
- Elizabeth Burns (poet) - Poet and writer. can this be improved?
- Margaret Burns - celebrated beauty.
- Elizabeth Cairns - writer of spiritual memoirs
- Jane Campbell (correspondent) - correspondent and patron of ministers
- Marion Campbell (archaeologist)
- Catherine Cavanagh - social worker and researcher looking into domestic violence
- Margaret Chilton - stained glass artist
- Evelyn Cobbold - muslim convert, deerstalker, traveller
- Katharine Collace - spiritual memoirist, covenanter.
- Eileen Crofton - physician, writer, campaigner.
- Jane Cumming - witness in libel suit made famous in the play, The Children's Hour.
- Lady Jane Douglas - noblewoman
- Pat Douthwaite - painter
- Marjorie Farquharson - political scientist, human rights worker - being worked on by Nohad and Amy
- Kathryn Findlay - architect. Short article so could be improved further.
- Elizabeth Fletcher - friend of Enlightenment literati.
- Katherine Forbes - educational benefactor
- Alison Geissler - glass engraver. Could be structured better and expanded.
- Mary Gilchrist - ostrich feather merchant, chess player. Tiny stub article.
- Elizabeth Girling - Spanish civil war veteran
- Agnes Hamilton (phrenologist) - lecturer and phrenologist
- Helen Hamilton - table tennis player
- Margaret Hamilton (estate manager)
- Jane Hay - philanthropist
- Anne Hepburn - missionary, feminist activist
- Mollie Hunter - writer
- Sue Innes - journalist, artist, feminist
- Margaret Jarvie - swimmer, lecturer in sociology
- Beti Jones - social work organiser
- Christina Kay - model for Miss Jean Brodie. 
- Dinah Kaye - jazz singer
- Jenny McCrindle - actor.
- Janet Elizabeth Macgregor - Doctor and cytologist.
- Ailsa McKay - Feminist economist.
- Anne McKay - imprisoned for housing a prominent Jacobite.
- Joan MacKenzie - Traditional Gaelic singer.
- Doris Mackinnon - Zoologist.
- Mary Kerr or Mary Maclagan - Philanthropist.
- Sadie McLellan - Stained glass artist.
- Sarah Macnaughtan - War worker and writer.
- Flora MacNeil or Flora MacInnes - Traditional Gaelic Singer.
- Elizabeth Macquarie - Wife of governor of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 1810-21 and landscape gardener.
- Elizabeth Malloch - College principal, educator from Edinburgh.
- Janet Mann - Photography pioneer.
- Katherine Matheson aka Kay Matheson - Participant in retrieval of Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey.
- Darcy Maxwell - Methodist leader and philanthropist from Largs.
- Helen Meechie - Director of Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC) from Dundee.
- Janet Michie aka Ray Michie - Speech therapist and politician from Balmaha.
- Ella Millar - Edinburgh politician, Scotland's first female city councillor around time of Great War.
- Emily Miller - Police officer and nurse from Govan, the first female officer to be employed by a police force in Scotland.
- Elizabeth Mitchell - Town planner and housing campaigner from Edinburgh.
- Gun Moberg
- Susanna Montgomerie
- Annabella Murray
- Catherine Murray
- Helen Murray - directress of the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms (1708-1777)
- Margaret Myles - author, midwife, midwifery tutor and lecturer.
- Margaret Nairne - Lady Nairne, Jacobite estate manager (1669-1747).Being worked on by Charlotte Campbell
- Isabel Newstead
- Nicnevin - soubriquet used by several witches.
- Linda Norgrove - aid worker.
- Cordelia Oliver
- Christine Orr
- Agnes Owens
- June Paterson-Brown - family planning doctor.
- Fenella Paton - philanthropist and founder of Aberdeen's first birth control clinic.
- Alison Pearson (accused witch) - accused of witchcraft.
- Barbara Peebles - fl.1660-1666 Prebyterian visionary and prophetess.
- Caroline Phillips
- Annie Quibell
- Mary Ralphson
- Tessa Ransford
- Jean Redpath
- Hellen Stirk - executed for blasphemy
- Bessie Wright - Perth healer accused of witchcraft. Entry in the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Witchcraft.
- Women's suffrage in Scotland - new article to be written.
- Helen Wilkie - suffragette. Can more be found about Helen Wilkie so she has her own article?
- Kholoud Al-Faqih - can the page be expanded?
- Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods - entry in the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women. Teacher and litigant in court case concerning lesbianism. The case inspired the film The Children's Hour.
- Eileen Fuchs - Pilot and travel guide. Entry in the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.
- Lorna Young - Pioneer of Fair Trade movement from Dumfries. Entry in Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.
- Helen Acquroff -Pianist, singer, poet, music teacher from Edinburgh. Entry in Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.
- Williamina Barclay- nurse who helped evacuate St Kilda. Entry in Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.
- Merbai Ardesir Vakil - Physician. Entry in Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women. First Asian woman to graduate from a Scottish university.
- Elizabeth Girling - Spanish civil war veteran. Entry in Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.
- Ella Eronen - Finnish actress.
- Alexandra Gripenberg - Finnish feminist, writer, and member of Parliament.
Pages created and improved form our Scotland's Suffragettes event for Vote 100.
- Mary Russell Walker - the brains designing a route for Scots girls to go to Uni.
- St George's School, Edinburgh - their page didn't mention the key role they played - does now
- Leah Leneman - pioneers of women's history in Scotland.
- Helen Wilkie - Scottish suffragette.
- Emily Rosaline Orme - noted campaigner for women's suffrage.
- Jane Clapperton - British philosopher, birth control pioneer, social reformer and suffragist.
- Lilias Maitland - one of the first women graduates from a Scottish University at the University of Edinburgh.
- Margaret Nairn - Scottish suffragist, was one of the first of eight women graduates from the University of Edinburgh in 1893.
- Christina Larner - British historian with pioneering studies about European witchcraft and Professor of Sociology at the University of Glasgow.
Looking for ideas
The following Wikidata list demonstrates what information Wikipedia has about women writers & artists educated at the University of Edinburgh.
- Click here to see the list.
The following Wikidata list demonstrates what information Wikipedia has about women writers with Scotland as their country of citizenship or nationality.
- Click here to see this list.
- American Gothic (novel) - Article needs expansion. Only thing I can find is this book resource.
- Arthur Mervyn (novel) - needs additional citations for verification. Resources here, here and here.
- The Bad Seed (film) - Article needs additional citations for verification + significant expansion. Resources here, here, here, here, and here.
- The Bad Seed (novel) - Article needs additional citations for verification. Resources here, here and here.
- Charles Brockden Brown(American novelist) - Insufficient inline citations despite list of references and further reading. Resources here and here.
- Edward Mordake - Article needs improvements (tone/style suitability). Possible resources here, here, here and here.
- The Green Mile - Article needs additional citations for verification. Resources here, here, and here.
- Hangsaman (Shirley Jackson novel) - Article is currently a stub and needs to be expanded. Resources here, here and here.
- Misty (comics) - Article has multiple issues. Resources here, here, here, and here.
- Psycho (novel) - Article needs additional citations for verification. Possible resources here and here.
- SWF Seeks Same (thriller novel) - Stub; article needs additional citations for verification. Resources here and here.
- Wieland (novel) - lead section does not adequately summarise key points. Minor revisions required.
Scholarship - academics and historians
- Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson - Scottish medieval historian. Can the page be expanded/improved?
- Jude Burkhauser - American art historian who wrote about the Glasgow Girls. Can the page be expanded/improved?
- Marion Campbell (archaeologist).
- Olive Checkland - historian. 
- Annie Dunlop - historian.
- Margaret Gibson (historian).
- Isabel Frances Grant - historian and folk museum pioneer.
- Cecily Fairfield - Journalist, novelist, feminist, travel writer.
- Christina Larner - Historian.
- Agnes Lewis - scholar.
- Marion Cleland Lochhead - writer, social historian.
- Agnes Mackenzie - author and historian.
- Anna Macleod - Professor of brewing. Needs more inline citations.
- Rosalind Mitchison - historian. Can the page be improved/expanded?
- Sylvia Raphael (scholar) and translator.
- Mary Shepherd - philosopher. can the page be expanded/improved further?
- Margaret Swain - historian of Scottish embroidery, furniture and tapestries.
Heroines, risk takers
Pages to be written, expanded, improved and infoboxes & images added.
- Helen Alexander - heroine of the Scottish Covenanters. Page needs infobox, more references and structuring.
- Aud the Deep-Minded - founding settler of Iceland.
- Grisell Baillie - first deaconess, Church of Scotland.
- Katherine Douglas aka Kate Barlass - quasi historical heroine during plot aginst the life of James I.
- Elspeth Buchan - Founder of the Buchanites.
- Isobel Buchan - dubbed a 'faithless conspirator' against the English crown.
- Mary Buick - nurse aboard Nelson's ship, HMS Victory.
- Jenny Cameron aka Jean Cameron - Jacobite.
- Marjory Carrick - noblewoman.
- Agnes Comyn - noblewoman.
- Jackie Crookstone - anti militia campaigner.
- Florence Dixie - writer, traveller.
- Christian Fletcher - protectors of the Scottish regalia.
- Eliza Fraser - castaway.
- Jenny Geddes - legendary rioter.
- Helen Gloag - 'Empress of Morocco'.
- Anne Murray (writer). worked on by EKMason
- Annie Murray (Spanish Civil War nurse) - Nurse in Spanish Civil war.
- Ethel McDonald - anarchist, envoy to the Spanish civil war, printer.
- Flora MacDonald - Jacobite heroine.
- Barbara MacKay - poet.
- Anne Mackintosh - Jacobite.
- Margaret MacLeod (Jacobite)
- Winifred Maxwell - Jacobite.
- May Moar aka Marjory Moar - awarded medals for bravery by RNLI and RHSoc.
- Betty Mouat aka Elizabeth Mouat - spinner and handknitter from Shetland.
- Hellen Stirk aka Hellen Stark - executed for blasphemy.
- Margaret Thomson (doctor) - Doctor and war heroine.
- Helen Walker (historical figure) - supposed model for Jeanie Dean in Sir Walter Scott's The Heart of Midlothian (1818)
- Eglinton Wallace - dramatist, author, exile, reputed spy.
- Mary Young aka Mary Helen Young - nurse and resistance worker.
- Agnes Randolph - defender of Scottish independence.
Writers, performers, actors, musicians
- Morag Hood, actress - needs additional citations. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Lucy Prebble, writer - page needs updating.
- Val McDermid, writer - can this be updated/improved?
- Mona Caird writer - needs additional citations. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Jane Duncan, writer - This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Needs additional citations. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Nancy Whiskey, singer - short article, can it be improved? (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Molly Weir, actor - needs additional citations. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Nell Ballantyne, actor - only 1 line. In dire need of expanding. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Meg of Abernethy, earliest female harper known in her country. Only 1 line. In dire need of expanding. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Mary McMurtrie, internationally recognised for her botanical art. Needs an infobox. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Madeleine Christie, actor - only 3 short lines. In dire need of expanding. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Jean Milligan, dancer. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article)., Book in main library, 
- Signora Violante, Edinburgh rope dancer, tumbler, actor. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Euphemia Davison, Glasgow dancer and supplier of dance troupes. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Elizabeth Baker (actor), Edinburgh. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Charlotte Deans, strolling player. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Jessie Fraser, actor, singer and theatre manager. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Marianne Hesketh, actor, theatre manager. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Mary O'Rourke (singer), 'boy' soprano variety singer. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Effie Morrison (broadcaster). (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Lennox Milne, actor from Portobello. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
Articles to Finish Creating
- Draft:Beatrix Leslie - a Scottish midwife executed for witchcraft.
- Margaret Bane, a Scottish midwife and alleged witch. Needs expanding. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Margaret Burges, indicted for witchcraft. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Agnes Finnie, Edinburgh shopkeeper and moneylender who was executed for witchcraft. Needs expanding and added to 'Magic & Witchcraft in the British Isles' navbox. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Janet Horne, the last person to be executed legally for witchcraft in the British Isles. Needs infobox and added to 'Magic & Witchcraft in the British Isles' navbox. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Grissel Jaffray, last woman executed as a witch in Dundee. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Euphame MacCalzean, one of the North Berwick witches. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Gormla and Nicneven - names attributed to several accused witches. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women articles).
- Agnes Sampson, a Scottish healer and purported witch. Needs additional references and added to 'Magic & Witchcraft in the British Isles' navbox. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Jane Weir, charged with incest and witchcraft in 1670 and was subsequently executed. Needs infobox, expanding with additional references and added to 'Magic & Witchcraft in the British Isles' navbox. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Bessie Wright, Perthshire healer investigated for witchcraft in 1611. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Issobell Young, tenant farmer's wife from Dunbar indicted for witchcraft. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
Women in Architecture
Women in Medicine
Women in Chemistry - Pages in Draft
Literary Women - Pages in Draft
- Draft:Mary Clementina Hibbert Ware
- Draft:Irene Simmonds
- Draft:Mrs Gordon
- Lucy Yeend Culler
- Draft:Norma Bright Carson
The Eagle House suffragettes
Commemorating the suffragettes who each planted a tree in Annie's Arboretum following their release from prison after hunger strikes.
- Emily Blathwayt
- Millicent Browne
- Florence Canning
- Winifred Jones
- Kitty Kenney
- Dr. Mary Morris
- Marie Naylor
- Gertrude Stewart - Being worked on by Charlotte Campbell
- Edith Wheelwright
- Lillian Dove Willcox
- Lillian Williamson
Suffragettes and women's rights campaigners in the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
- Nannie Brown
- Mabel Jones
- Flora Masson
- Frances Murray (suffragist)
- Margaret Mylne
- Emily Orme
- Marion Kirkland Reid
- Helen Wilkie - Teacher, women's rights campaigner from Montrose.
- Leah Leneman - writer and historian. Wrote books on women's suffrage and a pioneer of women's history in Scotland.
Suffragette articles to be improved
- Lily Bell
- Catherine Hogg Blair
- Isabella Bream Pearce
- Sylvia Murray
- Griselda Cheape
- Rachel Cook (womens' education reformer) educational campaigner and editorial collaborator on the Manchester Guardian.[https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Zs6qBgAAQBAJ&pg=PA212&dq=%22rachel+cook%22+suffragist&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiY1-7CvqHZAhU0iaYKHRpzBlMQ6AEIL
- May Pollock Grant
- Jane Taylour - Suffrage and women's movement campaigner. 
- Arabella Scott - 
- Minnie Baldock 
- Wilhelmina Hay Abbott - Infobox and pics required.
- Janie Allan leading Scottish activist in the militant suffragette movement of the early 20th century. Pic required.
- Jane Arthur Scottish feminist and activist. She became the first Scottish woman to stand for and be elected to a school board. Stub article needs expanded, infobox and pic.
- Frances Balfour president of the National Society for Women's Suffrage from 1896 to 1914. Could be expanded.
- Teresa Billington-Greig - Suffragette who helped create the Women's Freedom League. Infobox and headings required.
- Jane Esdon Brailsford ODNB
- Grace Cadell - Infobox required. Headings too.
- Isabella Carrie - ODNB
- Alice Chapin - ODNB Pic required.
- Lila Clunas
- Helen Crawfurd - suffragette. Needs expanded and a pic.
- Marion Wallace Dunlop - the first and one of the most well known British suffragettes to go on hunger strike. Tiny pic - can another be sourced?
- Una Duval - ODNB Pic and expanding.
- Maude Edwards
- Lettice Floyd - pic required.
- Helen Fraser (feminist) - Scottish suffragist, feminist, educationalist. Can the article be improved/expanded?
- Marion Gilchrist (doctor) - first female graduate of the University of Glasgow. Can more be added?
- Cicely Hale ODNB Needs expanded, infobox and a pic.
- Margaret Irwin (trade unionist) Short article: needs expanded, pic and infobox.
- Christina Jamieson - British writer and suffragist known for her association with the Shetland Isles. Can this be expanded?
- Alice Stewart Ker - Scottish physician, health educator and suffragette. Needs expanded and a pic.
- Mary Leigh English political activist and suffragette. ODNB
- Janet McCallumODNB
- Agnes Macdonald
- Rosaline Masson - Expanded article and pic required.
- Lillias Mitchell - Suffragette campaigner from Edinburgh.
- Ethel Moorhead - British suffragette and painter. Needs expanded, pic and infobox.
- Edith Mansell Moullin - ODNB
- Anna Munro - active campaigner in the women's suffrage movement from Glasgow. Needs expanded, pic and infobox.
- Eunice Murray - Scottish suffrage campaigner and author. Needs expanded and an infobox.
- Elizabeth Pease Nichol -at centre of abolitionist movement
- Fanny Parker ODNB - Infobox and a pic.
- Mary Phillips (suffragette) - needs expanded.
- Kate Sheppard
- Margaret Sievwright - New Zealand feminist, political activist and community leader. Stub article - needs expanded, infobox and pic.
- Georgiana Solomon (1844-1933)- born in Scotland, active in South Africa and Britain for women's suffrage and related social causes
- Louisa Stevenson - a Scottish campaigner for women's university education, women's suffrage and effective, well-organised nursing. Pic required.
- Charlotte Carmichael Stopes - Pic required.
- Isabella Tod - Scottish suffragist, women's rights campaigner and unionist politician in Ireland. Needs expanded, infobox and pic.
Articles to Improve
- Athena SWAN
- Wilhelmina Hay Abbott - Scottish suffragist, editor, and feminist lecturer.
- Helen Adam - Scottish poet, collagist and photographer who was part of a literary movement contemporaneous to the Beat Generation that occurred in San Francisco during the 1950s and 1960s.
- Jean Adam- Scottish poet from the labouring classes. 
- Jennie Adamson - Labour Party politician. 
- Ruth Adler - Human rights and child welfare campaigner.
- Æbbe of Coldingham - founded monasteries at Ebchester and St Abb's Head near Coldingham in Scotland.
- Affreca de Courcy - late 12th-/early 13th century noblewoman. She was the daughter of Godred Olafsson, King of the Isles, a member of the Crovan dynasty. In the late 12th century she married John de Courcy.
- Charlotte Ainslie - Headmistress and educationist. Widely regarded as the Scottish expert on the secondary education of girls.
- Margaret Aitken (the great witch of Balwearie).
- Aithbhreac Inghean Coirceadal - medieval Scottish poet.
- Helen Alexander - Memoir writer.
- Annie Altschul - Nurse and academic.
- Ella Logan aka Georgina Allan. Singer and entertainer.
- Marjorie Anderson - radio broadcaster .
- Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson - Scottish historian and paleographer.
- Mahala Andrews - Vertebrate palaeontologist.
- Jean Armour - Wife of Robert Burns (poet).
- Jane Arthur - Scottish feminist and activist.
- Minna Cowan - Scottish political activist. 
- Helen Crawfurd - Scottish suffragette, Rent Strike organiser, Communist activist, and politician.
- Amelia Louisa Freund - campaigner for women's rights and food reformer. 
- Ethel Froud - feminist and trade unionist.
- Dorothy Geddes - ArticleWorld-Changing achievement:Herald Obituary: 
- Mira Hamermesh - painter and documentary film-maker.
- Bridget Hill - historian and feminist..
- Mary Elizabeth Phillips (suffragette) - suffragette and feminist.
- Agnes Syme Macdonald - suffragette and campaigner for women's citizenship. 
- Ethel Moir - a nursing orderly who served with the Scottish Women's Hospitals for Foreign Service on the Eastern Front during World War 1.
- Kay Carmichael - Guardian Obituary:Herald Obituary:Scotsman Obituary:
- Emilia Vosnesenskaya linguist - Scotsman obituary
- Kathleen Molyneux Mander - documentary film-maker. 
- Sarah Jane Baines - suffragette and social reformer. 
- Mona Wilson (author) - civil servant and author.
- Helen Alexander Archdale - feminist and journalist.
- Maggie Keswick Jencks - writer, gardener and designer.https://www.theguardian.com/society/2011/feb/20/maggie-keswick-jencks-centres-cancer-design]
- Mary Susan McIntosh - sociologist, feminist, and campaigner for gay rights.
- Catherine Isabella Barmby - utopian socialist and writer on women's emancipation.
- Ketaki Kushari Dyson - Indian-born bilingual writer of the Diaspora and scholar of Calcutta University and Oxford University.
- Louisa Lumsden - promoter of women's education, headmistress, and suffragist.
- Angela Carter -  English novelist, short story writer and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque works.
- Kate Austin - American journalist and advocate of feminist and anarchist causes.
- Morag Joss - Scottish writer.
- Jean Rhys - best known for her novel Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), written as a prequel to Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.
- Emily Arnold McCully - American writer and illustrator who is best known for children's books.
- A. L. Barker - English novelist and short story writer.
- Maitreyi Devi - Bengali-born Indian poet and novelist.
- Ada Patterson - American print journalist.
- Agneta Pleijel - Swedish novelist.
- Jessie Kesson - Scottish novelist.
- Laura Hird - Scottish novelist and short story writer.
- Margaret Elphinstone - Scottish novelist.
- Agnes Owens - Scottish author.
- Margaret Ryan - Scottish children's writer.
- Nicola Morgan - Scottish author.
- Meg Bateman - Scottish academic, poet and short story writer.
- Alex Gray (author) - Scottish crime writer.
- Anne Donovan (author) - Scottish author from Glasgow.
- Josephine Tey - Scottish author best known for her mystery novels.
- Willa Muir - Scottish novelist, essayist and translator.
- Caro Ramsay - - Scottish writer of crime fiction.
- Marion Kirkland Reid - Scottish feminist writer.
- Rhoda Bulter - Shetland author.
- Theresa Breslin - Scottish author.
- Zoë Strachan - Scottish novelist, journalist and university tutor.
- Eleanor Thom - British writer.
- Kerry Hudson - British writer.
- Jenni Fagan - Scottish novelist.
- Alice Thompson - Edinburgh novelist.
- Ester Sowernam - author.
- Catherine Talbot - English author.
- Elizabeth Fallaize - British academic who was Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford and a French studies scholar. 
- Sheila McKechnie - Scottish trade unionist, housing campaigner and consumer activist.
- Rozsika Parker - British psychotherapist, art historian and writer and a feminist.
- Frances Morrell - British Labour politician who led the Inner London Education Authority 1983–87.
- Marion Boyars - publisher.
- Rosalind Mitchison - historian of Scotland who specialised in social history.
- Menna Gallie - Welsh novelist and translator.
- Moelona - Welsh novelist and translator.
- Eleanor Anne Ormerod - English entomologist.
Heroines of the Wallace Monument
- Mary Somerville - Scottish science writer and polymath.
- Christian Maclagan - Scottish antiquary and probably the first female archaeologist in Great Britain.
- Mary MacPherson - British poet and singer-song writer from the Isle of Skye.
- Sophia Jex-Blake - English physician, teacher and feminist.
- Mary Slessor - Scottish missionary to Nigeria.
- Elsie Inglis - Scottish doctor, suffragist, and founder of the Scottish Women's Hospitals.
- Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh - Scottish artist.
- Chrystal Macmillan - Scottish Liberal politician, barrister, feminist and pacifist.
- Victoria Drummond - first woman marine engineer in Britain.
- Jane Haining - Church of Scotland missionary.
- Nancy Riach - Scottish swimmer.
- Dorothee Pullinger - pioneering automobile engineer and businesswoman.
- Jean Redpath - Scottish folk singer, educator and musician.
- Maggie Keswick Jencks - writer, gardener and designer.
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- Annie Elizabeth Nicholson Ireland
- Margaret Aitken (the great witch of Balwearie)
- Ruth Adler - Human rights and child welfare campaigner.
- Ethel Froud - feminist and trade unionist.
- Bridget Hill - feminist and historian.
- Dorothy Geddes - the first woman to be appointed to a professorship of dentistry in the United Kingdom.
- Helen Archdale - journalist, suffragist. Page improved with additional details regarding the League of Nations.
- Frances Melville - promoter of higher education for women in Scotland and suffragist.
- Annie Barnes (suffragist)
- Ethel Bilbrough - First World War diarist, artist and newspaper writer.
- Blanche Blackwell - a Jamaican heiress, mother of Chris Blackwell (founder of Island Records) and inspirational muse to Ian Fleming and Noël Coward.
- Prunella Briance - Founder of the National Childbirth Trust and a passionate campaigner to improve the health of women and their experience in childbirth.
- Irene Brown - Bletchley Park veteran. 
- Hilda Goldwag - an artist whose work included painting, book illustration and commercial design. Many of her paintings are of Glasgow life and building from the mid-to-late twentieth century.
- Diorbhail Nic a' Bhriuthainn - a Scottish Gaelic poet and songwriter who lived on the Isle of Luing in Argyll, Scotland.
- Agnes Finnie - an Edinburgh shopkeeper and moneylender who was executed for witchcraft on 6 March, 1645.
- Grace Frankland - an English microbiologist. Page improved with 10,000 bytes+ of additional information.
- Elizabeth Fish - a schoolteacher and the first elected woman president of the Educational Institute of Scotland, the oldest teacher's trade union in the world.
- Arline Usden - journalist and editor.
- Sheila Kitzinger - 3000+ bytes characters added to Sheila Kitzinger's page: a British natural childbirth activist and author on childbirth and pregnancy.
- Lady Finella - a Noblewoman and Scottish assassin who killed King Kenneth II out of revenge, based on chronicles from the 1300s.
- Hillary Homzie - lecturer, playwright and author.
- Mamie Magnusson - Scottish newspaper journalist and author.
- Catherine MacLeod - Scottish Gaelic singer.
- Olive Fraser - a Scottish poet born in Aberdeen.
- Mary Esslemont - Aberdeen GP noted for her work with the city's poor and underprivileged and for her activism for women's rights.
- Alice Stewart Ker - the suffragette doctor
- Aune Krohn - Finnish writer from a family who made "Finnish" popular
- Mary Blathwayt - suffragette.
- Dot Allan - Scottish novelist
- Ann Kihengu - an entrepreneur, distributor, and winner of the 2010 Africa Laureate of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards for her work to replace the use of kerosene lamps by distributing solar lamps and solar phone chargers in Tanzania via a network of young entrepreneurs. Ann is also a member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum Think Tank. #BlackHistoryMonth
- Jane Alexander (author)
- Mary Andross - Scottish food chemist.
- Emily Lloyd (chemist)
- Caroline Pellew - chemist.
- Mary Corner - chemist.
- Robina F. Hardy - author.
- Mary D. Rosengarten - author.
- Cecilie French - chemist and lecturer.
- Mrs E. H. Thompson - author.
- Phoebe Blyth - Scottish philanthropist, educationist and campaigner for the opening up of opportunities for womrn in professional employment and university education.
- Marian Reeves - feminist activist.
- Gerardine Macpherson - 19th-century English biographer and illustrator.
- Mary Leman Grimstone - writer and social reformer.
- Mary Tuck - social scientist and civil servant.
- Margaret Troup Gray - teacher, translator and missionary.
- Maud Galt - accused of witchcraft in Kilbarchan, Scotland.
- Christian Caldwell - crossdressing witch-hunter in Morayshire, Scotland.
- Margaret Mylne - Scottish suffragette and writer.
- Kitty Kenney - English suffragette, sister of Annie Kenney.
- Barbara Baehr - German arachnologist.
- Annie Murray (Spanish Civil War nurse).
- Euphame MacCalzean - accused witch, executed in Edinburgh in 1591.
- NEWLY IMPROVED Margaret Irwin (trade unionist) - infobox added.
- NEWLY IMPROVED Cicely Hale - infobox added Tweeted here
- Marion Kirkland Reid - Scottish suffragette.
- Mira Hamermesh - Polish filmmaker. Expanded, infobox and image added.
- Louisa Lumsden - tutor at Girton College, Cambridge & first Headmistress of St Leonards School, Fife.
- Willa Muir - rewrote her and hubby's articles as "their" translation work was "mostly" her.
- Ellen Dawson - infobox added.
- Section added to Mary Susan McIntosh on McIntosh's contribution to the Gay Liberation Front.
- Pages improved for 3 medical doctors: Jessie Gellatly, Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd Bennett, Jessie Ann Scott.
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