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Our charity for 2018 is Bloodwise

Bloodwise is a blood cancer charity dedicated to funding research into all blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma, as well as offering information and support for blood cancer patients. The proceeds of the lunch will be used to fund a research project in Scotland. We are aiming to raise many thousands of pounds for the charity

Women of Scotland Lunch 2018

The Women of Scotland Lunch 2018 will be held on 27 April at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. Our chosen charity for 2018 is Bloodwise.

Our speakers are:

Jackie Kay, Scotland’s Makar. Jackie, MBE FRSE, is a well-known Scottish poet and novelist and is the third modern Makar, the Scottish poet laureate.

Laura Boyd, STV Presenter

The real Calendar Girls –  Angela Knowles, Tricia Stewart and Christine Clancy – who became famous many years ago when they produced a fundraising nude calendar in aid of Leukaemia Research which inspired the film and play.




Women of Scotland Lunch 2017 – our speakers

The 60th Women of Scotland Lunch was held in Glasgow today at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

Over 500 women attended the lunch where they heard speeches from The Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP who regaled us with tales of her time as a reporter in Kosovo, Dame Professor Sue Black who used to work in a butcher’s shop (a great training for her work as the country’s foremost forensic anthropologist), and a heart-rending account of what it is like to live with Alzheimer’s from Diane Goldberg a Trustee with Alzheimer Scotland.

Rev Sarah Ross invited us to Question Time at Blantyre Parish Church next week and had us all standing reciting the Lord’s Prayer as we might have done at school in days gone by. (last year she had us singing!)

The theme today was Reflections – all the more poignant when those with dementia lose their memories of times with family and friends.

The diamond anniversary lunch raised funds for the leading dementia organisation in Scotland and the total will be announced in due course although it is likely to be over £30,000.

The Women of Scotland Lunch began in 1958 when Bill and May Hamp-Hamilton first held a lunch for women of influence from across Scotland. Today’s lunch was a record-breaker in more ways than one as we had two Dames of the British Empire in attendance, something we do not think has been achieved before!

WOSL 2017