Scottish Council of Women Citizens Associations
After the First World War, women over the age of 30 received the right to vote. Many members of disbanded suffrage societies joined newly created women’s groups that set out to encourage women’s involvement in public affairs such as social welfare, reform and human rights.
The Scottish Council of Women Citizens Associations was established in December 1919. It published pamphlets and organised annual conferences on particular themes. The 1920 conference concentrated on the care of mentally-handicapped children.
This source features the Seventh Annual Conference, held at St Andrews on 20-21 May 1927 that addressed the changing role of women in society.
Print a copy of the image and transcript (Rich Text Format, 2MB, new window).
Link to background information on suffragettes in Scotland.
SATURDAY 21ST MAY
The Meetings of the Conference, to which the Public are
invited, will be held in the Town Hall, St Andrews, from
10am to 1.15pm.
MORNING SESSION - 10am to 1.15pm
"WOMEN AND CHANGING CONDITIONS"
1. "Women in the State" - Chairman
2. "Women in Industry: Engineering and its Openings
for Women" - The Honourable Lady Parsons, JP,
Chairman of Atalanta, Ltd, (Women's Engineering
Works) and Honorary Member of the NE Coast
Institute of Engineers and Shipbuilders.
Opener of Discussion -
Mrs David Johnston, President, Dundee WCA
3. "Women in Education" - Mrs Isabel C Hamilton
LLA, FEIS, Member of Glasgow Education
Opener of Discussion -
Miss H V Stewart, St Leonard's School
4. "Women in the Home" - Dr Mary H MacNicol
Physician, Edinburgh Hospital for Women and Children.
Opener of Discussion
- Dr Dorothy Douglas, St Andrews
Interval for Lunch, 1.15pm to 2.30pm
The St Andrews Women Citizens Association invite Delegates
and Speakers to Luncheon in the Victoria Cafe. A limited number
of Luncheon Tickets, 3s each, for local members and visitors, may
be had from Mrs Galloway, St Mary's College, St Andrews,
AFTERNOON SESSION - 2.30pm to 4pm
St Andrews WCA has made arrangements for Delegates to
visit the University, St Leonard's School, the Nursing Association
and Child Welfare Centre, and The Sir James Mackenzie Institute
for Clinical Research.
Tea 4 to 5pm
(National Records of Scotland reference: GD1/1076/3/4)