It's been more than 50 years since a group of women stormed a famous male-only Union Street pub. Now, their story will be seen on stage.

The Grill, a staple of the Granite City since 1870, was stormed by a group of women who'd been attending a conference at the Music Hall.

The women were refused service in the establishment, only for their male counterparts to buy them drinks.

Scottish writer Morna Young is now working on a play alongside the Aberdeen Arts Centre to recall the events of April 1973.

After being asked to collaborate on the project by the arts centres's director Amy Liptrott, Young said: "We had a lot of great chats about the arts centre being a hub for new writing and the kind of work we both really wanted to see there. This is an idea that’s buzzing around in my head for a well.

"There are just so many elements of the storming of The Grill bar, like the ‘no ladies please' sign and the fact that the women who stormed the bar were at a trade union conference, that make it such a fantastic story."

The project was selected as one of 10 for support from the Scottish Society of Playwrights to mark its 50th anniversary.

Young continued: "Every time it has come up again over the years I've felt just as keen to write about it.

"With the 50th anniversary of the SSP and the protest passing recently, as well as the BBC documentary, it feels like the pieces of the jigsaw are really coming together."

Liptrott added: "I'm really excited to work with Morna again and explore the possibilities for telling the story around the storming of The Grill.

"This project marks an important step in our future to support north-east talent and create work in, for and by creatives in the North-east."

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