WOMEN from Lanarkshire and beyond are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day at a special event happening today (Thursday).
Taking place at Hamilton Park Racecourse from 10am until 3pm, the event, which is free-of-charge, is set to be the most popular yet with stalls, activities and treats on offer.
Playwright and the Scots Makar Liz Lochhead will be kicking off proceedings by reciting some of her work and taking part in a question and answer session with the audience.
Women can browse the wide range of stalls which include health and beauty, fitness, arts and crafts, and cooking demonstrations.
Health advice, employment tips and information for carers will also be on offer.
Motherwell and South Lanarkshire college will attend and show off their skills in the nail bar and Coatbridge College will be offering some lucky ladies relaxing massages.
Councillor Mary Smith, chairman of South Lanarkshire Council’s Education Resources Committee said: “International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future, and honours the suffragette movement’s struggle to secure women’s voting rights.
“This year marks International Women’s Day’s centenary year and looks set to be an unmissable day for the women of South Lanarkshire.”
Vivien Kyles, chief executive of Hamilton Park, said: “We’re delighted to host this event celebrating International Women’s Day.
“It’s just one example of the ever-increasing number of events we are holding at the racecourse, outwith our core race days, from weddings and conferences to corporate days-out and office parties.”