Mary Barbour Award launched by Parkhead Housing Association

Mary Barbour
Mary Barbour

Parkhead Housing Association is requesting nominations for an inaugural award which recognises the contribution women who follow in the footsteps of community campaigner Mary Barbour.

Best known for her fierce political activism in Govan, Mary Barbour became a pivotal figure of the Glasgow Rent Strikes of 1915.

The recipient of the award will be recognised as making a significant contribution to local community through a specific campaign or various campaigns over a sustained period.

Nominated candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be a woman.
  • The impact must be felt within the Glasgow City limits.
  • The overall impact the candidate has made must be significant and have basis within a local Glasgow community.
  • The nomination must be made in written format which clearly demonstrates to the panel the campaign/campaigns involved, the role played by the nominee and the significance of the outcome of the campaign/nominee’s efforts.

    There will be an award for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and each will receive a crystal memento suitably engraved. The winner of the award will receive the Mary Barbour Shield with their name embossed upon it along with a donation for a campaign or a community organisation/charity of their choice.

    For details regarding how to enter and a nomination form, please contact

    Please submit all applications to by Tuesday 31 May 2016. A decision regarding the recipient of the award will be reached by Thursday 30 June 2016.

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