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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

Summer 2020

SLHS Newsletter: Summer 2020
Welcome to the first of what it is hoped will become a regular series of Scottish Labour History Society newsletters, containing information

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The Labour History of Dumfries

Uncovering Working Lives: A Dumfries Labour History Trail, 1771-1914

SLHS committee member Ian Gasse has produced a booklet about labour history in Dumfries, in the form of a ‘labour history trail'. This was to have been launched, in conjunction with Dumfries

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Remembering Ian MacDougall (1933-2020)

Founder of the Scottish Labour History Society

First published: 13 April 2020

We have to record with great sadness the death of the founder of the Scottish Labour History Society, the distinguished, inspirational and

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Remembering Neil Davidson (1957-2020)

By celebration and critique, Gregor Gall commemorates the contribution of Neil Davidson

This article is reproduced by kind permission from the July/August (2020) edition of Scottish Left Review. We are grateful to SLR for being able to post it here.  SLR is at

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Women, the War, Rent Strikes and Revolution

Glasgow, Saturday 15 September 2019

Dr Valerie Wright, Research Associate: 'Employment, Politics & Culture in Scotland, 1955-2015', in the Economic & Social History Department of the

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Scottish Labour History Review No 11

A digital reproduction from Winter 1997/Spring 1998

The eleventh and final edition of Scottish Labour History Review, published in the winter of 1997.

The introduction of the new Scottish Labour History Society website offers an

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Scottish Labour History Review No 10

A digital reproduction from Winter 1996/Spring 1997

The tenth edition of Scottish Labour History Review, published in the winter of 1996.

The introduction of the new Scottish Labour History Society website has provided an

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Scottish Labour History Review No 9

A digital reproduction from Winter 1995/Spring 1996

The ninth edition of Scottish Labour History Review, published in the winter of 1995.

The introduction of the new Scottish Labour History Society website has provided an

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Scottish Labour History Review No 8

A digital reproduction from Winter 1994/Spring 1995

The eighth edition of Scottish Labour History Review, published in the winter of 1994.

The introduction of the new Scottish Labour History Society website has provided an

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Scottish Labour History Review No 7

A digital reproduction from Winter 1993/Spring 1994

The seventh edition of Scottish Labour History Review, published in the winter of 1993.

The introduction of the new Scottish Labour History Society website has provided an

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Scottish Labour History Review No 6

A digital reproduction from Winter 1992/Spring 1993

The sixth edition of Scottish Labour History Review, published in the winter of 1992.

The introduction of the new Scottish Labour History Society website has provided an

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Scottish Labour History Review No 5

A digital reproduction from Winter 1991/Spring 1992

The fifth edition of Scottish Labour History Review, published in the winter of 1991.

The introduction of the new Scottish Labour History Society website has provided an

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Scottish Labour History Review No 4

A digital reproduction from Winter 1990

The fourth edition of Scottish Labour History Review, published in the winter of 1990.

The introduction of the new Scottish Labour History Society website has provided an

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Scottish Labour History Review No 3

A digital reproduction from Winter 1989

The third edition of Scottish Labour History Review, published in the winter of 1989.

The introduction of the new Scottish Labour History Society website has provided an

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Scottish Labour History Review No 2

A digital reproduction from Autumn/Winter 1988

Scottish Labour History Review ran to eleven issues, concluding in 1997/8: many of its distinctive features subsequently migrated into the pages of the SLH Journal, in forms such

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Scottish Labour History Review No 1

A digital reproduction from Autumn/Winter 1987

In 1987, the then Editorial Collective of the Scottish Labour History Journal embarked upon a new initiative to complement the annual Journal.  Also published annually, the aims of the

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Glasgow May Day 1919

An article from the April 2019 edition of 'The Irish Voice'

Below we reproduce an article, written by Stephen Coyle, Secretary of the 1916 Rising Centenary Committee (Scotland), which was first published in the April 2019 edition of The Irish Voice

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Red Clydeside

An illustrated talk by Johnnie William Gallacher

This is a recording of a talk given by Johnnie William Gallacher at the Seventh Annual Conference of the Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain in 2019, and featuring material about

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Scotland and the Russian Revolution

SLHS Annual Conference 2017

The 2017 conference, held in the “penthouse” conference suite at the Glasgow offices of Unite, formed the Scottish Labour History Society’s contribution to the centenary commemorations of the

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Images of Scottish labour

Banners, prints and photographs of Scottish working-class struggle over two centuries –  strikes, marches, demonstrations, campaigns and conferences – all from the SCRAN Collection of Historic

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