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Community / Town hall lit up to honour women who contributed to Suffrage movement

Photo: Jim Mullay

LERWICK Town Hall was lit up in green and red on Saturday night (25 September) in recognition of the local women who fought for women’s rights in the Suffrage movement.

It was lit in the colours of the Shetland Women’s Suffrage Society, symbolising red for courage and green for hope.

Their actions brought about historic change in 1918 for women in Britain to have the right to vote.

It came on the same day a memorial to the Shetland Women’s Suffrage Society was unveiled at Michaelswood in Aith. The site was chosen as it overlooks the home of Agnes Tait, one of the Suffragists.

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