12th January 2007 at 00:00
Suffragette show

An exhibition that charts the history of the women's suffrage movement in Scotland and tells the story of feisty campaigners such as Anna Munro and Agnes Brown, has opened in the main hall of the Scottish Parliament and runs until March 9. "If I Can't Vote, I Don't Count" uses photographs, objects and archive material to show that Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst were not the only females fighting for women's suffrage in the UK.

While campaigners in London protested outside Buckingham Palace and Downing Street, suffragettes in Scotland were also becoming increasingly militant.

A portrait of the king was slashed at the Royal Academy in Edinburgh, an attempt was made to blow up Burns's Cottage and slates were thrown at Winston Churchill from a rooftop in Dundee. Scottish women fighting for the right to vote also went to jail and were force-fed after going on hunger strike.


Ollie Dudfield, the director of coaching at Basketball New Zealand, will be the main speaker at the East of Scotland Coaching Conference at Meadowbank on February 11. Mr Dudfield was previously head of the Queens-land Academy of Sport. Places are available on the course (fee pound;45) and applications have to be completed by February 2. Basketball Scotland T 0131 317 7260


Rowing schools in the Glasgow area will have a chance to try out for the Great Britain rowing development squad in the next few months. Great Britain Rowing has made Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club the hosts for a new talent identification programme. Ross Malone has been appointed coach and 55 schools in the Glasgow area will be given the chance to try out, starting from this month.

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