From political maverick to historical footnote in Scotland





So who was Scotland's first female MP?...

Katharine (Kitty) Murray, the Duchess of Atholl and the MP for Kinross and West Perthshire from 1923 to 1938.

She certainly seems to be a woman of contradictions at first sight.

She maintained a woman's place was in the home, even speaking against votes for women - but ended up in the most prestigious boys' club of them all, becoming our first MP....

When she first entered Westminster she was one of only eight women elected as MPs from across Britain....


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