It's 'International Women's Day' today.
In Scotland we've always had a tradition of strong women in our families, and in the public sphere.
All the main parties in the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood have women guiding the way. Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister (SNP), Kezia Dugdale (Labour), Ruth Davidson (Scottish Conservative & Unionist). The Scottish Green Party have Maggie Chapman as co-convener with Patrick Harvie.
These women do owe a debt of thanks to the women who came before them, battling the way forward. There's way too many to mention, but off the top of my head, I'm thinking of Ray Michie (Liberal Democrats), Annabelle Goldie (Scottish Conservative), and Margo Macdonald (SNP then Independent).
So, as a toast to the lassies, here's a fine tune by Ivor Cutler and sung by Linda Hirst called 'Women Of The World'
Whit's he up tae noo?
The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.