Torrance Parish Church, was the venue for the 2nd of our Trails and Tales’ women’s history events and we had another great turn out of local contributors, all offering insights to women in Torrance and across East Dunbartonshire. Thanks to local historian Alison Graham, who had already offered fantastic insights to Torrance on an earlier guided walk for myself and Esmee, the evening allowed us to delve more deeply into the lives of local women and in particular the amazing Miss Pirie, an inspirational Girl Guide Leader, daughter of the artist Sir George Pirie a Past President of the RSA in Edinburgh. Trails and Tales have been lucky to be working with Alison Graham and Margaret Hyde to uncover more about this inspirational woman. The evening was led by Glasgow Women’s Library GWL and involved the group creating and mapping the wide ranging women they felt should be remembered for their contributions. The first event at Westerton also uncovered a wide range of women’s histories which Trails and Tales hope to mark in some way over the course of the project. From Girl Guide leaders, to Journalists and Artists Torrance again offered up a rich and growing insight to many hidden histories of women, which we hope to build up in more detail over the next year. Further Exploring Women’s Histories events are planned to enable opportunity for each town/village to map women histories local to their area and we will support volunteers to create their own virtual trail/ history walk. If you have an interest in Women’s history and walking outdoors please contact us and we can arrange an event in your area.