The Dundee Women’s Trail celebrates just a few amazing women whose lives touched this city.

Join us as we take a walk in some great women’s shoes.

About the book

This beautifully produced and illustrated book is the perfect gift. As a companion to the walk it fits neatly into pocket or handbag. On rainy days step in to Dundee’s past from the comfort of your own hearth and read about the amazing women who contributed to Dundee’s fascinating history.


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Location Map

Each plaque is highlighted on the interactive map. Click on a number to view a snapshot relating to its associated woman.

You can also use location map to follow the trail on your smartphone. View the Trail smartphone guide.


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Many other women have made significant contributions to society in Dundee and beyond and perhaps you’d like to track down more information yourself, using the links to other resources on this website.


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Twenty-five Footsteps

Twenty-five women commemorated by bronze plaques in the city include artists, trades unionists, social reformers, suffragettes, a shipyard welder and a marine engineer. They are - or should be - the pride of Dundee. << >>

Further Footsteps

Many other women have made significant contributions to society in Dundee and beyond - in education, the arts, industry, business, health and social care - and some are simply 'weel kent' for being great characters!

Here are their names and some details about them.

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Isles-Denny, Janet Thorburn – Benefactor


Janet, sometimes known as Jeannie, was born in Broughty Ferry, daughter of John Isles, upholsterer and Janet Thorburn, hairdresser. In July 1928 she married a stoker from Glasgow, Thomas Miller Denny. They had a son named Alexander, who had profound… read more

Chalmers, Dorothy – Teacher


Some women drove ambulances in WW1; some taught in schools; some designed golf courses; some lectured in car mechanics. Some ran a dance band. The following paragraph is a brief summary of the life of Miss Chalmers,  who did all… read more

Dodge, Anna née Thompson – Millionaire


Born into a family of modest circumstances in 1871 Anna was taken from Dundee to the US by her widowed mother when she was a little girl. She was musically talented, and when she grew up she supported them both… read more