Following on from my snap collection last week of women statues in Edinburgh I found another three that are accessible - although I had to research online to discover the stories behind them.
On the left - this is on the highstreet of the town where I go linedancing. The woman is Jackie Crookston who in 1797 was shot by soldiers in a riot in the town following a protest against military conscription. I can't find anything about why she out of the 12 was used for the statue or why this historic incident was chosen for a statue
In the middle is a statue to commemorate 'Edinburgh's opposition to apartheid in South Africa' - but there is no explanation of what that opposition was nor who this woman is
On the right is a statue that is outside a local library to commemorate the work of Helen Crummy who in the 1960s established local music and art programmes for local children after the school would not provide music lessons for her son. The resulting community arts festival is still going strong and is copied worldwide.
I'll keep my eye out for more statues of women.
A heads up - I won't be around to see all your lovely snaps until next month.