THE Helensburgh Heroes charity is to receive government funding to help produce a book in honour of local Suffragette Eunice Guthrie Murray.

The award comes from the Scottish Government’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme, set up to help charities, community groups and other organisations commemorate the centenary of some women being given the right to vote.

The money will also be used to commission a commemorative medal and stage an exhibition telling Eunice’s story.

The charity plans to commemorate the life of Eunice, who came from Cardross, and others like her by creating a book written by 100 Helensburgh and Lomond women, of all ages.

The book’s title ‘To The Women Of All Ages By The Women Of All Ages’, echoes the dedication of Eunice’s own 1930 book, ‘Scottish Women of Bygone Days’, to ‘the women of all ages who defied convention and held aloft the banner of progress’.

The new book is expected to be ready for launch on January 21, 2019 – the 100th anniversary of Eunice’s birth in Cardross.

Each of the 100 contributors will receive a copy of the book, together with a specially commissioned Vote 100/Eunice Guthrie Murray commemorative medal.