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Local women able to get involved in event on entering politics

The Scottish Parliament.

WOMEN in Shetland are being given the chance to participate virtually in a national event at the Scottish Parliament in September which aims to support and empower women to stand for political office.

Women in the isles will be able to “virtually attend” the Scotland’s Women Stand event on 7 September at the Lerwick Town Hall from 9.30am to 3pm.

It is one of four regional hubs being set up by organisers Parliament Project to allow women from across the country participate in the event.

It will consist of a live broadcast of the parliament event with the opportunity for hub participants to ask questions virtually, lunch, and an ‘exploring your political pathway’ workshop by the Parliament Project.

On 7 September the parliament’s debating chamber will open up to over 400 women from across Scotland for a “day of action and inspiration” through speeches, workshops and networking.

The Lerwick hub event is free to attend and women of any political background or experience are encouraged to get involved.

Anyone interested in registering can do so online.