Four things you should know this morning

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It’s never too early to learn something new like, how many tourists visited Scotland last year and how have women’s rights changed over the past 100 years, plus a couple other things.

Only one week left to enter Creative Edinburgh awards

On Friday 23 October at 12 noon, the entries will close for the annual Creative Edinburgh awards. The nine awards cover a whole host of areas, including a special student category.

The awards celebrate the outstanding practice, innovative thinking and the genius of Edinburgh residents, with awards being designed by Karen Mabon.

The nine categories are: City, Collaboration, Commercial, Creativity, Independent, Leadership, Social, Startup and Student.

Find out how to apply >>>

Will we ever be able to access internet in the remote Scottish Highlands?

Yes, it is good to unplug every once in a while, but being able to connect to the internet while out and about in the remoteness that is the Scottish Highlands and Islands can sometimes come in handy.

From accessing maps, to uploading pictures, people are so used to having access to online in the palm of their hands that suddenly not having that connection can prove a shock to downright frustrating.

Find out how one company is working on bringing internet without ruining the landscape >>>

More tourists visit Scotland than anywhere else in the UK

Scottish tourism has outperformed the rest of the UK with a seven per cent rise in tourists over the past year.

With over 15.5 million tourists visiting Scotland last year, they spend a combined total of £5 billion - a 10 per cent increase from the last 12 months.

Which countries are the tourists coming from? >>>

How have women’s rights changed over 100 years?

Prior to the First World War, women in Scotland were largely confined to the domestic sphere. Much of the female population were restricted to roles as mothers and wives with limited employment opportunities available to them. It was to be years and an uphill struggle until women were given the right to vote. Under the Representation of the People Act 1918, men over the age of 21 and women over 30 were enfranchised, leaving a significant proportion of the female population unable to participate in democracy.

In 1965, after fifty years and another destructive global war, the position of women in Scotland had changed dramatically. Not only had all women been given equal voting rights with men, the Sex Discrimination Removal Act, the Law of Property Act and introduction of the National Health Service had significantly improved the lives of women across the country. Women began to infiltrate positions usually occupied by men.

What are women’s rights like today? >>>