This article from The Scotsman newspaper describes the women's
suffrage procession which was organised by members of the Women's
Social and Political Union (WSPU) and which took place in Edinburgh
on 10 October 1909.
Suffragist Demonstration in Edinburgh
A Fine Spectacle - Absence of Enthusiasm
Something of a pageant, largely a procession, and wholly a
spectacular advertisement, the women's franchise demonstration
which took place in Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon will be
remembered as a great success fromt he point of view of its
promoters, the Women's Social and Political Union. Everything was
in its favour. Better weather conditions could not have been
chosen; the streets were in perfect condition; and although the
southerly breeze may have troubled standard-bearers, it was
agreeable to the enormous crowds who came to witness the scene.