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Well done to our prize draw winners!

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 & Spa; Mrs Alma Wolfson won a tour round the Nyetimber Vineyard and lunch for 8; Audrey Lumsden won a stunning, specially designed Sheila Fleet Jewellery necklace; Elspeth Orcharton won dinner, bed and breakfast at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow while Flora Rennie won a bed and breakfast voucher here and Linda Macdougall won a £50 Loch Fyne Oysters voucher.
Well done to you all and enjoy the prizes!

A relaxed, poignant and excellent lunch

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.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Women of Scotland Lunch on Friday

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 the dining room at 12.20pm where lunch will be served from 12.30pm.

During and following lunch we will hear from the speakers:

STV Presenter Laura Boyd, Scots Makar, Jackie Kay and  the ‘real’ Calendar Girls – Angela Knowles, Tricia Stewart and Christine Clancy .

The prize draw will be drawn following the lunch.

The lunch should end around 3.40pm

Dress is smart.

Fantastic prizes in prize draw

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 tour round the vineyard and lunch for 8 at Nyetimber Wines​ vineyard in West Sussex, dinner, bed and breakfast Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa​, various packages Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow​ and Loch Fyne Oysters​ voucher.

You can purchase a prize draw ticket at the lunch or if you have registered for the lunch. Hope you win!

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!