Hyslop Supports Processions Project on 10th June

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Hyslop Supports Processions Project on 10th June

Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop is supporting thousands of women and girls across the UK who will walk together as part of a mass participatory artwork to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage on Sunday 10 June.

To mark this historic moment, they will wear either green, white or violet scarves – the colours of the suffrage movement, appearing as a flowing river of colour as they walk through the city streets.

Fiona said;

“I am delighted to support the women and girls from my constituency who have already signed up to take part in PROCESSIONS to mark this historic anniversary when the first women got the vote.

“I have written to a number of women’s organisations in my constituency to encourage them all to promote the event and if they can, to come to Edinburgh and take part.

“I will be proud to walk alongside the many women and girls who are joining the procession on Saturday June 10th to celebrate how much has been achieved by women and to champion the need to keep going.”

For more information and to sign-up to take part in PROCESSIONS visit
www.processions.co.uk

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PROCESSIONS takes place in the four UK political capitals (Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London) in the afternoon on Sunday 10 June. To take part in this free event, sign-up at processions.co.uk
You can also download a toolkit from the website and make your own banner to bring along on the day.
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