Scotland’s Heroines –
– Selecting a Heroine
The selection process has started – now you can help
Who do you think deserves to be recognised alongside the figures in The Hall of Heroes?
Who are the women you would nominate – whose lives reflect the spirit of William Wallace?
To begin the process to select a Heroine to be commemorated in The Hall of Heroes, Stirling District Tourism appointed a panel of advisors who will be responsible for preparing a shortlist of candidates from an initial list of several hundred names. The advisors include –
- David Black, Vice-Chair, Stirling District Tourism
- Zillah Jamieson, Chair, Stirling District Tourism
- Dolina MacLennan, Director, Saltire Society
- Alison McCall, Convener, Women’s History Scotland
- Bridget McConnell, Chief Executive, Glasgow Life
- Lorna Wilson, The National Wallace Monument
The Saltire Society is a long-established organisation dedicated to recognising, celebrating and promoting Scottish history, achievements and culture on an international basis. Women’s History Scotland is an association working in history related fields, which has developed a website cataloguing monuments and other commemorations of famous women across Scotland. Glasgow Life is a charity that delivers cultural, sporting and learning activities on behalf of Glasgow City Council.
The shortlist of fourteen remarkable women has been announced and now it is your chance to vote for the candidates you would most like to see recognised in The Hall of Heroes.
The shortlist includes women who have –
- made a significant or to date unrecognised contribution in shaping Scotland’s history or society as a whole,
- exhibited a degree of selflessness, philanthropy, social conscience or personal courage in making their contribution,
- inspired change in their time and will inspire future generations for years to come.
Public voting closes on Friday 31st March – and work will then commence on installing a commemorative display which will recognise the chosen Heroine, and tell the story of the enormous contribution which women have made to the world.
After selecting the first heroine to be commemorated in The Hall of Heroes, it is planned to continue the project to allow further heroes and heroines to be introduced over time. This project relies on public support and contributions, and is managed by Stirling District Tourism, a local charity which receives no external funding, and which is responsible for the management and operation of The National Wallace Monument.
If you would like to receive further information about the Scotland’s Heroines project, or if you have any questions, then we would really like to hear from you. Please contact us at:
The National Wallace Monument, Abbey Craig, Hillfoots Road, Causewayhead, Stirling, FK9 5LF