Public Exhbition hosted by Dumfries Musuem Dorothée Pullinger: Pioneering Engineer, the Scottish Connection and beyond

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition


    Dorothée Pullinger was a pioneering motor engineer in the 1920s, most famous for designing and building a “Car for Women” at her factory at Tongland near Kirkcudbright. As the director and manager of Galloway Motors, she recruited a large female workforce to train as engineers.

    This exhibition, telling the story of Dorothée’s life and work, was created by the research team at the University of the West of Scotland supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious Award, University of the West of Scotland’s Vice Principal’s Research Fund, and Renfrewshire Council.
    Period1 Nov 201911 Jan 2020
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • women in history
    • engineering careers
    • factory occupation
    • supervision