• September 19, 2023

Wendy Wood (29 October 1892 – 30 June 1981) was a great figure in the history of Scottish nationalism and a founder member of the National Party of Scotland which grew into the SNP. She’s typical of the heroic women in terms of Celtic National struggles over the decades and all the more surprising then that she was actually born in England. However she had a quick retort if challenged on that! (see links).

She was a wild spirit and innovative as evidenced when she led supporters into Stirling Castle in 1932 and replaced the Union Jack with the Lion rampant. No mean feat that wrong-footing the British Army’s Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

There are a number of links here that tell her story more eloquently than I can. The image is of her memorial in Edinburgh which given the role she played is quite a modest reminder of a great woman.



Bernard Moffatt

AGS Celtic League (18th September 2023)

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