The Dundee Women’s Trail celebrates just a few amazing women whose lives touched this city.

Join us as we take a walk in some great women’s shoes.

About the book

This beautifully produced and illustrated book is the perfect gift. As a companion to the walk it fits neatly into pocket or handbag. On rainy days step in to Dundee’s past from the comfort of your own hearth and read about the amazing women who contributed to Dundee’s fascinating history.


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Location Map

Each plaque is highlighted on the interactive map. Click on a number to view a snapshot relating to its associated woman.

You can also use location map to follow the trail on your smartphone. View the Trail smartphone guide.


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Many other women have made significant contributions to society in Dundee and beyond and perhaps you’d like to track down more information yourself, using the links to other resources on this website.


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Twenty-five Footsteps

Twenty-five women commemorated by bronze plaques in the city include artists, trades unionists, social reformers, suffragettes, a shipyard welder and a marine engineer. They are - or should be - the pride of Dundee. << >>

Further Footsteps

Many other women have made significant contributions to society in Dundee and beyond - in education, the arts, industry, business, health and social care - and some are simply 'weel kent' for being great characters!

Here are their names and some details about them.

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Abbott, Wilhelmina Hay (Elizabeth) neé Lamond – Suffragist and Equalitarian Feminist


The following information is taken from The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women and reproduced with kind permission of the Co-ordinating Editor, Rose Pipes. A list of abbreviations has been added to the end of the entry. Abbott, Wilhelmina Hay (Elizabeth),… read more

Mapstone, Elisabeth – Scotland’s First Woman Professor


Elisabeth Lesley Grant Pugh was born on December 30th in 1935 in south London, only child of a dentist and a schoolteacher.  She went to St Helen’s School in Norwood, where she was made head girl. Then after school and… read more

Dundee Women’s Festival


If you can’t join us on an actual walk, why not tune in to our You Tube broadcasts throughout the Festival? Short films about the women featured on our trail are just a click away! Schedule – To Be Confirmed