Hyslop Encourages West Lothian Women to be part of History
Local constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop is calling on the women and girls of West Lothian to be part of history by promoting or coming along to PROCESSIONS 2018 marking 100 years since women got the vote.
“I am very much looking forward to walking with other women and girls from across West Lothian and the rest of Scotland to mark 100 years since women got the vote this Saturday, June 10th.
“This anniversary also provides us with a great opportunity to reflect on the women who fought hard to allow women to vote and in particular to suffragette Ethel Moorehouse, who was once imprisoned and force-fed at Calton Jail – the now site of Scottish Government Building St Andrew’s House. I like to think that Ms Moorehouse would have appreciated the fact that the building, now sitting on the old jail site, houses offices not just for 4 female Government Cabinet Secretaries but also for our first female First Minister.
“We have come a long way in the last 100 years but there is still more to do and I would encourage my constituents to come along on Saturday or to take to social media and show their support for #PROCESSIONS2018 and be part of this historic and important anniversary.”