Edinburgh Procession

Posted on Friday, 1st June 2018 at 14:07

In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote, a landmark for women’s equality and British democracy. One hundred years on – to mark the occasion - women and girls across the nation will take part in a major mass-participation artwork.

In Edinburgh, on Sunday (10 June), thousands are expected to walk together in a public procession, forming a living portrait of women in the 21st century and a visual expression of equality, strength and cultural representation. The event will celebrate the fight for suffrage and expresses what it means to be a woman today.

To allow the event to take place, Edinburgh Trams will be running part route to and from the West End and Edinburgh Airport between approximately 1.30pm and 5.30pm.

  • Last full route from Edinburgh Airport at 12.40pm
  • Last full route from York Place at 1.22pm
  • Full route services from Edinburgh Airport resume at 5.03pm*
  • Full route services from York Place resume at 5.44pm*

*Full route services may resume earlier if Princes Street re-opens ahead of schedule

Sue Bucher, HR Manager at Edinburgh Trams, said:

“Equality is extremely important to us and we are proud to say woman play a key role in our business from Board level to our Ticket Inspectors.

“We fully support the procession and are sure the City Centre of Edinburgh will provide the perfect backdrop to such a spectacular event.”