New PDF release: Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women

By Elizabeth L. Ewan, Sue Innes, Sian Reynolds, Rose Pipes

ISBN-10: 0748617132

ISBN-13: 9780748617135

ISBN-10: 0748626603

ISBN-13: 9780748626601

This single-volume dictionary will current the lives of person Scottish girls from earliest occasions to the current. Drawing on new scholarship and a large community and novice historians, it's going to throw gentle at the adventure of girls from each classification and type in Scotland and one of the around the world Scottish diaspora. The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish girls is being written for the final interpreting public and for college kids of Scottish heritage and society. it is going to be scholarly in its method of proof and interesting within the demeanour of its presentation. each one access will search to make feel of its topic in narrative phrases, telling a narrative instead of easily supplying info. The editors goal to make the publication as stress-free to learn because it should be effortless and important to refer to. will probably be a distinct and significant contribution to the historical past of ladies and Scotland. (8/25/2006)

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In  she helped found SCDA’s St Andrews Summer School, which continued throughout her lifetime. When the Gateway Theatre in Edinburgh was presented to the Kirk in  she became its manager. It put on films and amateur and professional productions and served as a youth club and multimedia centre. Sadie Aitken’s dynamic management made the venture a success and in  the Gateway Theatre Company was founded. Her wider involvements included, according to Kathleen Gilmour’s account (), drawing Robert Kemp’s and Tyrone Guthrie’s attention to the Assembly Hall’s theatrical potential for the historic The Thrie Estaitis Festival production in .

She later took the name Elizabeth, and married George F. Abbott, author, in . She had at least one son. From  she was organiser for ENSWS and in  a member of the executive committee of the SFWSS, as well as of the Scottish Committee which produced a Minority Report on Poor Law Reform. From  she was a successful international fundraiser for *Elsie Inglis’s *Scottish Women’s Hospitals, raising £, from India, Australia and New Zealand. In  she became secretary of the IWSA, and edited its paper Ius Suffragii.

An Anthology of Scottish Women Poets, p. ; Thomson, D. S. () The Companion to Gaelic Scotland, p. ; Watson, W. J. () Bàrdachd Albannach, pp. –. AITKEN, Margaret, the ‘great witch of Balwearie’, died Fife c. August . Margaret Aitken was the single most important figure in the great Scottish witchcraft panic of . Accused of witchcraft in about April of that year, when the panic was just beginning in Fife, she tried to save herself by claiming an ability to detect other witches by looking for a special mark in their eyes (there were folk beliefs about such marks).

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