The animated story of the Orcadian Woman’s Suffrage Society, won the award in the category of Most Creative/Original and was hand painted, created and directed by Martin Laird.
A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm is a short animated film telling the story of the Orcadian Woman’s Suffrage Society
Mary Lauchline McNeill was born on the 27th of September 1874 to Janet Jean Dewar and Daniel McNeill.
As part of the events to celebrate International Women’s Day, The Orkney News’ short Animation ‘A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm’ will be showing at the Phoenix Cinema, Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall.
For her work in the units in France and Salonika Mary was awarded the Médaille des Epidémies (en vermeil),The Order of St Sava and The Douseaus War Service Victory Medal.
“Shout, shout, up with your song! Cry with the wind, for the dawn is breaking; March, march, swing you along, Wide blows our banner, and hope is waking.” Ethel Smyth
“Woman’s Suffrage: A Work In Progress”will be presented at the Northlight Gallery, Stromness from 1st to 6th Dec 10am- 4pm
On this day, 27th May, in 1862 Elizabeth Haldane, the Scottish social reformer and author, was born in Edinburgh
A debate will take place today, Tuesday 6th February, in the Scottish Parliament, marking 100 years since women in the UK were enfranchised.