Suffragette Exhibition – The Scottish Parliament

Suffragette Exhibition - The Scottish Parliament

Client : The Scottish Parliament
Location : Edinburgh
Value : Undisclosed
Completion Date : December 2006

‘If I can’t vote I don’t count’ opened on Wednesday 12th December 2006 at the Scottish Parliament. This coincided with the 88th anniversary of women voting in the General Election for the first time.

It highlights the progress made in the UK since women achieved the right to vote and includes archive materials, documents and objects from the National Museums of Scotland and the National Archives of Scotland.

A sculpture by artist Shauna McMullan was unveiled by the Scottish Executive. The porcelain sculpture features a collection of handwritten sentences by 100 women from across Scotland about their female role models.

The then Presiding Officer George Reid said: “I’m delighted that the first exhibition we have organised is one that continues to have a very real relevance today, where women are still fighting to have their political and civil rights recognised across the world”.