Death of Lavinia Malcolm, the first woman to be elected to a Scottish council

An active suffragist, Malcolm was a leading member of the Clackmannan and Kinross Women’s Liberal Association. In 1907, following the Liberal Government’s enabling women to stand for borough and county councils, Malcolm was elected unopposed to Dollar Council in Clackmannanshire. Six years later in 1913 she became the first ever female Provost, a post she held until 1919. Lavinia Malcolm was also one of the first women to attend the Convention of Scottish Burghs and to be appointed a JP.