This Sunday marks International Women’s Day, and around Scotland ladies and their friends are celebrating the occasion.
On that day businesses, organisations and individuals will be celebrating women’s achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality.
A whole host of activities are being held across the country to celebrate the day.
In Glasgow, Annie Lennox’s Charity The Scottish Circle is raising much needed funds for Glasgow Rape Crisis with the All The Queens Big Quiz at the city’s BAaD centre from 1pm until 4pm.
A host of fizz, fun and games like bingo as well as top banter from the ladies is promised on the night, alongside a DJ to get the beat going for a tenner.
The city’s North Indian Dhabba restaurant is also celebrating with a dish fit for a goddess Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth, fortune, power, luxury and beauty.
Sthree Amanda, which is Sanskrit for women’s joy or happiness, sees rice, milk, and saffron with a milk solid sweet rolled in coconut and garnished with rose petals.
All-women wrestling promotion Fierce Females hold their latest show at Glasgow’s The Shed on Sunday.
The talented roster of female talent from Scotland and beyond will get the action going from the first bell at 7:30pm.
In Edinburgh you can experience a fascinating tour dedicated to the women of the Closes… from Mary Queen of Scots to Mary King, the namesake of The Close.
Hear about the toils and troubles of the exceptional female characters, who would have lived and worked on these streets when they were open to the skies. It’s a chance to explore and celebrate.
If you fancy making more of a splash in Portobello, then Wanderwomen Scotland offer a celebration of womenhood with a beach bonfire and seaswim.
Take a drink and food to share from 5pm -7pm. PS – it might be a bit chilly.
S E A S W I M M I N G…What if, rather than focussing on how cold you are, you find wonder in how much heat your body…
In Dundee IWD has become such an important date that it’s held over two weeks until March 14. “Women Making Waves” Dundee Women’s Festival 2020 sees everything from style exhibitions to cookery classes and henna workshops being held to raise awareness of all the great achievements by women.
At AK Bell library in Perth they’ll be celebrating an evening of debate and discussion on the theme “Stereotypes of Women in Crime Writing” on March 13 from 7:30-9:30pm.
Scottish authors Lin Anderson and Claire Askew both have written books whose protagonists are strong, determined, professional women, whose job keeps them entrenched within the dark and dangerous world of crime.
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