This International Women’s Day, Turadh Tours is bringing a special event to Glasgow. Some Wummin, a feminist walking tour is coming to the streets of Glasgow this March 8, telling stories of the best women of the friendliest city in the UK.
Meeting outside St Enoch Subway Station at 6pm, the tour will explore all the feminist hotspots of Glasgow’s city centre. The award-winning guide Ashleigh will lead the tour walking in the women’s shoes, telling their stories and celebrating their successes. Walkers will also learn how Glasgow was shaped by these women and discuss what the future holds for Scotland’s feminists.
Glasgow’s history boasts strong, empowered women who have fought against inequality, discrimination, poverty and adversity, aiding to alter the course of history. From the very moment of Glasgow’s founding, Glaswegian women have made their voices heard and used them to rally against the powers to create a more equal society.
Turadh Tours is owned by Ashleigh, a single mother from Drumchapel, who knows a thing or two about being a strong Glaswegian woman. She found herself suddenly single and homeless with her two babies during lockdown, yet the immense struggles didn’t stop her from achieving her dreams. Using her experience as an award-winning tour guide, Ashleigh has built her own walking tour company from scratch, showing tourists round Glasgow and raking in the rave reviews.
“I come from a long line of formidable working class women- you should meet my mum!”, laughs Ashleigh, “I’ve always loved the image of the Glasgow Matriarch cleaning out the close in the morning, then just popping down to the City Chambers to change the world in the evening. I was a tour guide in London for years and spent the whole time dreaming up tours of Glasgow. It’s really special to finally be doing them and telling the story of me, of my home. This tour has been in my head for years, so I’m really excited to actually get out and share it!”
It looks like the Some Wummin walking tour will be a feminist highlight for locals and tourists alike, and you can buy the tickets from Eventbrite.