International Women’s Day 2020: here are some of the inspirational events taking place across Scotland

International Women’s Day is an annual event that takes place on 8 March, which this year lands on a Sunday.

It is a global day which celebrates the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women - among many other things.

The International Women’s Day website explains that this year’s campaign theme surrounds the notion of 'Collective Individualism,’ promoting the hashtag #EachforEqual.

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“We are all parts of a whole. Our individual actions, conversations, behaviors and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society.

International Women’s Day is an annual event that takes place on 8 March, which this year lands on a Sunday.

“Collectively, we can make change happen. Collectively, we can each help to create a gender equal world.

“We can all choose to be #EachforEqual.”

These are some of the events taking parts across Scotland for International Women’s Day 2020.

13-29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9FT

When: Sunday 8 March

What time: 11am - 3pm

The website says, “Join us as an intersectional group of women take over the Festival Theatre for an afternoon of free food, music, performances and workshops, from badge making, t-shirt design and spoken word.2

The Take Over series is open to people of all ages to take part in different activities and themes, from International Women's Day celebrations to craft making. Each take over day is designed by a different artist, from experienced theatre makers to current participants of the year-round programme.

Portobello Beach, 1 Promenade, Edinburgh, EH15 2DX

When: Sunday 8 March

What time: 5pm - 7pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a sea swim and a beach bonfire, and take along some food and drink to share.

The Real Mary King's Close, 2 Warriston's Close, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PG

When: Sunday 8 March

What time: 11am-12pm, 2pm-3pm, 5.45pm-6.45pm

Celebrate International Women's Day with a tour dedicated to the women of Edinburgh's Closes.

Edinburgh's history is filled with tales of women from all walks of life, who have left their mark on the city's rich past.

Join a fascinating tour dedicated to the women of the Closes - from Mary Queen of Scots to Mary King, the namesake of The Close.

Dumbarton Library, Strathleven Place, Dumbarton, G82 1BD

When: Sunday 8 March 2020

What time: 2pm - 4pm

The events page said: “Join Sara Sheridan on an imagined guide through a Scotland where remarkable and real women are honored in street names and statues. Discover the stories behind these unjustly neglected women.”

Rutherglen Library, 163 Main Street, Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, G73 2HB

When: 7 March

What time: 2pm

Join this celebration of International Women's Day, with stand-up from Suzie McCabe, caricature drawings from Neil Smith of Artoon, a sing-a-long and a cup of tea or two.

Rothes Halls, Fife

When: Saturday 7 Mar 2020

What time: 10am

Join a day of talks, workshops, information stalls and an exhibition. The keynote speaker is Ibtisam Alfarah, who will be talking about women’s empowerment in relation to community development.

Cara Forrester from Queendom of Fife will be hosting the ‘In Conversation with…’ session and the afternoon Q&A panel session.