Celebrating the great achievements of women in Scotland
The Women of Scotland Lunch is an annual lunch set up to celebrate the great achievements of women in Scotland. It is a fun day out, when women of all ages get a chance to dress up, meet friends new and old in a sociable environment, network and be inspired by some incredible speakers. Each year a charity benefits from the lunch and, while fundraising is not the foremost purpose of the lunch, it is a significant additional benefit.
It was set up in 1958 by May Hamp-Hamilton and has continued to grow and prosper ever since. Following a champagne reception and chance to chat, individual guests are seated at tables randomly, as a main ethos of the lunch is to meet and mingle. You may be sitting next to someone you have never met before as our guests come from all over. This is part of the idea: that you might meet new people from anywhere in Scotland. Alternatively you can book a collection of places or a full table of 10. Corporate tables are also available.
What sets us apart from other charity lunches is that raising money is not the sole purpose of the lunch. The main aim of the Women of Scotland Lunch is to meet new people and to listen to inspirational women speak. However, each year we choose a charity to support, and due to the generosity of our guests we raise significant sums annually for our chosen charity.
Congratulations to all those who were winners in our fabulous prize draw: Margie Falconer won the big prize – a stunning vintage double cluster Joseph Bonnar ring designed by Jahan, Geneva; Elizabeth Simpson won dinner, bed and breakfast at the renowned Arisaig House Carolyn Jameson won dinner, bed and breakfast at Fonab Castle Hotel & […]
The 61st Women of Scotland lunch, held at the end of April was a very relaxed, entertaining and above all interesting lunch with exceptional speakers and raising £25,000 for the chosen charity, Bloodwise. Photos are under Galleries and we look forward to welcoming you to next year’s lunch on 26 April 2019.
We are much looking forward to seeing so many of you at the 61st Women of Scotland Lunch on Friday. Just a quick reminder: Doors open at 11am and registration for your name badges will begin then. Drinks reception, kindly sponsored by Nyetimber will begin about 11.50am. All guests are asked to make their way into […]
Have you purchased your prize draw ticket yet? You can do it online and there is the chance to win some amazing prizes. Top prize is a vintage double cluster ring by Joseph Bonnar, and other prizes include dinner, bed and breakfast at the renowned Arisaig House, a Sheila Fleet Jewellery specially designed necklace, a […]