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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

May 2021

Picket Line Research
SLHS committee member Diarmaid Kelliher is working on a research project at the University of Glasgow on ‘The Picket Line in Britain, 1966-1998’,

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

April 2021

Scottish Local History Forum Conference on Slavery
The Scottish Local History Forum is holding a mini-online conference – Scotland’s involvement in slavery: the local view

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

March 2021

PayPal Problems
As noted in the email accompanying our February newsletter, we are experiencing problems with access to PayPal from the SLHS website. This appears to be a

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

February 2021

50 Years on from UCS
Several initiatives have been organised for the 50th anniversary of the work-in at Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS) in 1971. On 28 January the Jimmy Reid

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

January 2021

History of Protest in Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen archivist (and SLHS member) Andrew MacGregor is developing a new resource, 100 Places of Protest, which he has added to

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

December 2020

British Library Sound Archive Resource
The British Library has over 6.5 million recordings of speech, music and other material, providing a rich resource for scholars and

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Alexander Sloan (1879-1945), MP for South Ayrshire

Memories of a Great-Grandfather by Esther Davies

Alexander (“Sanny”) Sloan is best known as the former Labour MP for South Ayrshire, a position he held following a 1939 by-election until his death in November 1945. Below we feature a

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

November 2020

Welcome to the November 2020 edition of the SLHS newsletter.

Symposium on the Future of Labour History 
As noted in last month’s newsletter, the 2020

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

October 2020

Welcome to the October 2020 edition of the SLHS newsletter.

Scottish Labour History – Volume 55:
The 2020 edition of Scottish Labour History is due out

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

September 2020

Welcome to the September 2020 edition of the SLHS newsletter.

Desperately Seeking Early Journals: SLHS is trying to assemble a full set of SLH journals, from

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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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