(Note from blogmaster-There are many interesting stories of brave individual women in the book. Restrictions of copyright prohibit me from including them in this article)
Additional information can be found the West Lothian Local History Library booklet titled 'Suffragettes in West Lothian', which has also been used for research here.
In 1887, seventeen of these groups united to form the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). They adopted a peaceful, non -confrontational approach.
In West Scotland, the Association for Women's Suffrage formed in 1902. West Lothian's first Suffragette meeting was in 1909 and by 1914 there were Suffragette meetings being held in most of West Lothian.