Doctor Elsie Inglis was one of Scotland’s most inspiring women – a surgeon, a suffragist and the founder of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service during World War I. The British War Office in 1914 rejected her offer to provide a unique all-women medical service for the war front. She was told, 'My good lady, go home and sit still.' Thankfully, other Allied Nations welcomed the service. 1500 women in 14 hospital units saved thousands of soldiers’ lives in France, Serbia, Russia, Romania and Greece. Some of these women were from Ayrshire. Dundonald-based playwright Dave Dewar will tell the tale in an illustrated talk.