Wikipedia pages on Skye women will be undergoing scrutiny at an event this month.
ATLAS Arts are hosting the editing event, which will focus on creating or updating Wikipedia pages for women with a connection to Skye.
They stated: "With specially trained Wikipedia editors on hand, together we will research women who have been overlooked or undervalued and create or update Wikipedia entries to shine a light on some of the achievements and stories of women of Skye.
"We will provide tutorials and support for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, refreshments and a delicious lunch.
"Bring your laptop (if you have one) and ideas for entries that need updated or created – women with a connection to Skye, past or present."
Shona Cameron, producer at ATLAS Arts said she was excited to see what can be unearthed: "We cannot wait to undertake research into some of the interesting women that we have already identified - such as Ann Mackinnon from Waternish, who was awarded France's highest military award for bravery. We are also keen to hear from people who think they know someone who should be included in Wikipedia, whether they are dead or alive today. As part of the project and to create a legacy that can be added to the archive, ATLAS is working with Dundee-based artist, Kirsty McKeown to create a zine in response to the event and the women we identify."
Delphine Dallison, Wikimedian in residence with Scottish Library and Information Council said: "We are delighted to be teaming up with ATLAS Art and the library and archives services of Skye and Lochalsh to run the Women of Skye edit-a-thon. This project is of great local significance in light of the hundred years of women's suffrage and fulfills Wikimedia UK's aims of helping fill the knowledge gaps on Wikipedia. Local Scottish culture and women's history are both under-represented areas on Wikipedia that we are actively targeting as part of the SLIC Wikimedia residency with the help of our Scottish public libraries and their users. Events like these can help us bridge the gap and ensure better representation for women and Scotland on the world's most visited encyclopedia."
The event will take place on Friday 19 October and Saturday 20 October at Portree Community Library from 10am until 4pm.
Information on attending the event can be found here.
Image from ATLAS Arts.