9 Great Scottish Heroines

Women breaking the mould

Scottish fiction has an array of incredibly diverse heroines. From the iconic Miss Jean Brodie, to modern heroines railing against injustice, they are a force to be reckoned with. So if women behaving badly, fighting against the system or exploring unchartered territory are what you’re after in a story, make sure you get these books on your bedside table, pronto!

White Rose Rebel cover

1. White Rose Rebel

Janet Paisley
Demo Cover

2. Demo

Alison Miller
The Twilight Time cover

3. The Twilight Time

Karen Campbell
The Sea Road cover

5. The Sea Road

Margaret Elphinstone
Buddha Da by Anne Donovan

6. Buddha Da

Anne Donovan

7. Garnethill

Denise Mina
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8. The Panopticon

Jenni Fagan
The Gracekeepers cover

9. The Gracekeepers

Kirsty Logan

List created by

Wendy Kirk

Wendy Kirk is Librarian at Glasgow Women's Library, a vibrant information hub housing a lending library, archive collections and contemporary and historical artefacts about women’s lives, histories and achievements. Wendy loves running reading groups and author events and finds joy in connecting people with the right book at the right time in their lives!