Homework. Have homework ready for inspection. ISSUE 2 – The effect of the war on life in Scotland Women. The Great War is often seen as a major turning point in the role of women in British society. You already know lots about women and war work from your British topic – look over your notes.
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Mairi Chisholm has only become well known in Scotland in recent years; much better known is Elsie Inglis, another Scot who used her medical skills to assist in the war effort.Elsie Inglis
Having endured terrible conditions, capture, repatriation and also fighting against male-dominated decision-making in the UK, Elsie died of cancer in November 1917.Elsie Inglis continued…
In Govan, an area of Glasgow where shipbuilding was the main occupation, the women organised an effective opposition to the rent increases.
The main figure in the movement was Mary Barbour and the protestors soon became known as “Mrs Barbour’s Army”.
Barbour went on after the war to become the first female councillor in Glasgow and a life-long campaigner for better living conditions.