Archive for the ‘Gude Cause (Edinburgh)’ Category


Consultation On The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) (Scotland) Order 2010 (03/11/10):

November 10, 2010

Scottish Governement logoConsultation on the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) (Scotland) Order 2010
The Scottish Government has published a consultation document on the enclosed Order which makes amendments to Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to provide a mechanism for the review of the justification for continuing the indefinite notification requirements in individual cases.


The F Word: 100 Years Of Scottish Feminism (The List 01/10/09)

October 9, 2009

As women from all over Scotland come together to celebrate the centenary of a landmark Suffragette march, Kirstin Innes looks at over 100 years of Scottish women’s activism and wonders when feminism became a dirty word
(Remember:  Gude Cause March 10th October)


A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Arm : Saturday 10th October

October 1, 2009

Edinburgh: 12 noon to 4pm

Dundee: Assemble at Seabraes on the Perth Road at 9.15am and leave for the City Square at 9.30am. There will be speakers, drumming and singing in the city square and Marilyn Glen MSP is confirmed as a speaker. Free bus leaving 10.30am for Edinburgh. Contact Christine Lowden 01382 305740 or for further information.

Edinburgh: Assembly will take place at Bruntsfield Links, west of Whitehouse Loan from 12 noon on Saturday 10th October. The Procession is divided into three areas, Past, Present and Future. Each assembly point will be clearly marked by balloons and signs, Purple for the Past, Gold/White for the Present, and Green for the Future.

The Equality Network and the Scottish Transgender Alliance will be marching in the procession in the Future section. If you’d like to join us, please e-mail,, or

Engender will be marching in the Present section. If you’d like to join them, e-mail

The Rally on Calton Hill at the end of the march (2.20-4pm) will include music, singing, and speeches. Music and lyrics for some of the songs can be downloaded from the Protest in Harmony website ( ). There will be an open singing practice taking place at 10.30 on the morning of the Procession at James Gillespie’s High School, Lauderdale Street. If you would like to join in the practice please email Susan Moffat ( The songbook is also available from the Peace and Justice Centre (St John’s Church Terrace, Princes Street) for £5.

Two minibuses will be available for less able participants. The minibuses will be parked and will pick up participants in the High Street between North Bridge junction and John Knox House. They will leave from this collection point at 13.50 prompt. The buses will then take a different route from the Procession and make their way up Calton Hill. They will then be parked in an appropriate space at Calton Hill and available to transport less able participants back to Regents Road and Princes Street after the Rally. Places on these buses are limited. To book a seat please email Fiona at as soon as possible.

The Gude Cause Toolkit is freely available for community groups, local libraries and schools. Order your free toolkit by contacting:

Glasgow: Gude Cause at the People’s Palace

Visit the People’s Palace on 3rd October for a day of events for all ages. Take part in a suffragette rally, find out about the Glaswegian Suffragettes and younger visitors can even make their own badges and banners. The People’s Palace has a permanent display about women’s suffrage. People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G40 1AT. Tel: 0141 276 0788


Still We Rise is hosting a singing workshop for Gude Cause

June 24, 2009

Still We Rise (Glasgow’s 16 Days Choir) ia hosting a Gude Cause Singing Workshop on Tuesday 7th July – 7- 9pm.

It is a women only workshop, but there will be other workshops for men who want to take part. The workshop is open to any choirs or individuals who want to be involved and it is open to anyone with singing ability or none!

If you are interested in attending can you let Caterina O’Connor know by Sunday 5th July.  You can email on or telephone/text 07852962443.  Information will be provided about the location of the workshop and how to download the singing sheets for the event. The workshop will be to learn the songs for the commemorative march in Edinburgh on 10th October 2009 ( for more information on the march and how to get involved)


Do you want free publicity & to celebrate women’s achievements? Come & join the Gude Cause!

June 24, 2009

Women’s Suffrage Movement Procession along Princes Street in 1909Gude Cause proposes to reenact the October 1909 Procession in Edinburgh to remember the people who walked then to gain the right to vote, to celebrate the successes of those who have worked to achieve equality and fair treatment for women, and to draw attention to current issues.

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Gude Cause

March 12, 2009

Women’s Suffrage Movement Procession along Princes Street in 1909The new website for Gude Cause, the organisation formed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement Procession along Princes Street in 1909, has been launched.
They’re looking for web-savvy volunteers to improve (or advise them on improving) the website.

(info from Equality Network)