It’s International Women’s Day 2018 and Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron has recorded a message to Renfrewshire’s women.
Provost Cameron speaks about encouraging Renfrewshire’s women to support each other and give positive thoughts and praise to our young women.
She said: “Happy International Woman’s Day to woman all across Renfrewshire and throughout the country.
“This years theme is press for progress and while we’ve come a long way in the world we’ve still a way to go. So we need woman everywhere to support each other, lift each other up, and give our young woman nothing but positive thoughts and praise.
“Let them know that their efforts to be viewed the same as their male counterparts are being recognised.
“So work hard, stay positive and continue to press for progress. “
Councillors from different political parties came together to pose for a photo for International Women’s Day. Tonight, Paisley Town Hall and Johnstone Town Hall will be lit up purple to mark the annual observance.
Photo: (Left to Right) Back: Marie McGurk (SNP), Jane Strang (Conservative), Lorraine Cameron (SNP), Natale Don (SNP), Carolann Davidson (Labour), Lisa-Marie Hughes (SNP). Front: Eileen McCartin (Lib Dems), Michelle Campbell (SNP) & Cathy McEwan (SNP)
Cllr Lisa-Marie Hughes, pictured top right, said on Facebook: “As an elected representative I pledge to use the platform I have to influence the beliefs and actions of others.
“I will open discussions around parity and equality, provide information and give other women a platform to talk about their experiences.”