Malicious Mischief? Women's Suffrage in Scotland


Marking the centenary of women getting the vote, this exhibition displays together for the first time records of the Scottish authorities and their dealings with the Suffragettes. Protests and arrests, hunger strikes and force-feeding are all starkly revealed in the official records. Many contemporaries regarded the Suffragettes as violent troublemakers. The Scottish authorities often charged them with ‘Malicious Mischief’, but were they just criminals? Did the Suffragettes’ actions help or hinder the cause? Discover the stirring story of the struggle for the vote in Scotland by peaceful and violent means.

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