Scottish Parliament plans to Commemorate Dr Elsie Inglis

Elsie Inglis - Women who went to war

Dr Elsie Inglis

 Plans to Commemorate the life of Dr Elsie Inglis in Edinburgh this coming November  are progressing well and are at an advanced stage.   

November 2017 will mark  the passing of 100 years since Elsie Inglis died. 

 I am delighted to be on the parliaments committee and thrilled that the Scottish Government have included the work of Dr Elsie Inglis as part of their overall WW1 commemorations. 

 Plans are afoot to invite a number of guest speakers who will hold talks/lectures and presentations on the life and works of Dr Elsie Inglis. These will take place during the Parliaments key events which begin at the Dean Cemetery on Sunday the 26th of November. 

 On Wednesday the 29th of November there will be a large service at St Giles Cathedral  followed by a City Chambers Reception. 

 With the relatives visit to Serbia taking place in September, the huge plans the Serbs have to commemorate her in her adopted land and, with a number of large and small exhibitions taking place all over the world,  it’s encouraging to see Elsie being elevated to her rightful  place in history. 

 

Regards

Alan Cumming