A Rutherglen councillor is urging residents to go and see the film Suffragette after attending a special screening of the movie in Hamilton.
Councillor Gerard Killen was at Hamilton’s Vue cinemas for the event, hosted by fellow Labour councillor, Monica Lennon.
The event helped raise money for Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire. The contributions from ticket money and individual donations raised over £500 for the charity.
Councillor Killen said:“It was a fantastic nonpartisan gathering of people who were there to enjoy the film .
“The film is a stirring reminder of the enormous struggles of these inspiring women and their battle for equality that continues to this day.
“It would be great if we could get it shown in schools.”
Suffragette tells the story of the battle for women’s votes in Edwardian Britain just before the First World War. It stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne-Marie Duff.
On film The special screening was a great success