Scotland sees itself as having a fairly enlightened population with regards to female emancipation. I would count myself as a male feminist, a position I carry into my work in science education.
So I must ask: why is it that our National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh has only one female “portrait” in its Scottish Scientists’ section – and that is Dolly the Sheep?
Now, I’ve nothing against Dolly, who I’m sure was an inspiration, and I’ve nothing but respect for the great names represented in that section of the gallery, but really? No women worth mentioning?
Town Yetholm, Kelso Scottish Borders