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Glasgow Women's Library (GWL)

Feminist Activist Forum

  • Corporate body
  • 2007-present

The Feminist Activist Forum was set up in April 2007 to challenge the claims of academia and the mass media that contemporary feminist activism does not exist, or that post-feminist stereotypes capture the collective imagination. FAF is open to all genders (including transgender and intersex people)- as decided by consensus at national meetings. FAF also recognises the need for feminists of different backgrounds, identities and politics to organise autonomously.

Take Root

  • TR
  • Corporate body
  • 1993 - 2000s

Take Root was a self-build group which existed from 1993 to the early 2000s. It was formed from staff from the Glasgow Women’s Library and aimed to provide women on low income, and in need of housing, the opportunity to build their own homes. It followed the work of Walter Seagal, the architect who pioneered easy-to-build, cheap houses with timber frames.

Molendinar Park Housing Association

  • Corporate body
  • 1993-

Molendinar Park Housing Association was formed by Committee Members of Reidvale Housing Association in 1993 to reconnect Reidvale with Glasgow City Centre. They aim to make affordable housing in Glasgow.

Walter Seagal Self-Build Trust

  • Corporate body
  • 1985-

The Walter Seagal Self-Build Trust was founded upon the death of Seagal, the architect, in 1985. It aimed to promote his ideas on self-building and encourage projects.

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

  • Corporate body
  • 1973-

The Centre for Alternative Technology is an eco-centre in Powys, Wales. They educate people on sustainable development and living, alternative technology, renewable energy, organic farming and gardening. They run postgraduate courses, residential and day courses, and publish information on the above topics.

Glasgow City Council

  • Corporate body
  • 1996-

Glasgow City Council is a local government body for the city of Glasgow in Scotland. It was created in 1996 under the new single tier local authority system.

MacKinnon, Barbara Robertson (c.1920s-2010s)

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  • Person
  • c.1920s-2010s

Barbara Robertson MacKinnon was born on the Isle of Skye. Her first language was Gaelic. She trained at the Royal Infirmary in Greenock in 1943 and worked there until 1947. She then worked at the Bellshill Maternity Hospital from October 1948 to November 1949. She was a district nurse from January 1953 to May 1953 and then became a Staff Nurse at the Infirmary in Greenock from October 1947 to October 1948. After this, she worked at a number of hospitals and as a district nurse in several areas in Scotland, including hospitals in Inverness, Moray and Nairn, John Martin Hospital on the Isle of Skye, Argyll and Bute, Dr Grays Hopsital in Moray, and the Orkney Islands. She finished her career by working at the Nursing Offices in Orkney until 1981.