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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

May 2022

The Ian MacDougall Memorial Lecture
On Thursday 7 April, family, friends and colleagues of the late Ian MacDougall (Scottish Labour History Society Secretary, 1961-1996)

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

April 2022

Scottish Labour History Society Essay Prize
Having recently received several donations to support the Society’s activities, SLHS is planning to launch an annual essay

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

March 2022

Ian MacDougall Lecture
The inaugural lecture in memory of Scottish labour historian Ian MacDougall will take place at the King George IV Bridge site of the National Library

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D J Brennan & A Searson: Haggis and Yorkshire Pudding (2021)

Review by Jim Metcalfe

Published by Book Empire, Leeds

Forty years on.

In just over two years, Britain’s coalfields will mark four decades since the triggering of the seminal 1984-5 Miners’ Strike.  

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

February 2022

Inaugural Ian MacDougall Lecture – and Diverse Voices Launch
Full details of the first lecture in memory of Scottish labour historian Ian MacDougall are not yet

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Charles Benson: The Dublin Book Trade 1801-1850 (2021)

Review by Robert Laurie

London: The Bibliographical Society, 2021, pp. xvii, 157, ISBN 978 0 948170 25 6
Available to non-members from the Lilliput Press, Dublin, price 30.00 Euros.

Despite

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

January 2022

SLHS 60th Anniversary Event
The joint SLHS 60th anniversary/Scottish Working People’s History Trust 30th anniversary event took place successfully on 30 November, hosted by

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

December 2021

News from SLHS
The 2021 edition of Scottish Labour History, the society’s peer-reviewed journal, will be distributed over the next few weeks. With it will come a

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

November 2021

‘Hard Work, Ye Ken': The Past, Present, and Future of Scottish Labour History
On 30th November the National Library of Scotland (NLS) is hosting a celebration of the work of

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Something to Build On

Co-operation in C19 Dumfries

In conjunction with SLHS, committee member and website administrator Ian Gasse has published a history of the co-operative movement in Dumfries from the mid-nineteenth century down to the First

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

October 2021

60 Years of SLHS – 30 Years of SWPHT
The joint anniversary celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Scottish Labour History Society (SLHS) and 30th anniversary of the

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

September 2021

Subscription Increase – Final Reminder
It was agreed at the SLHS June AGM that subscriptions should be increased, as the annual journal production and website maintenance

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

August 2021

Subscription Increase Reminder
It was agreed at the SLHS June AGM that subscriptions should be increased, as the annual journal production and website maintenance costs now

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

July 2021

PayPal Problems Resolved
At long last the Society’s problems with PayPal functionality on the website have been resolved (18 June), thanks to the perseverance of treasurer

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Scottish Labour History Society Newsletter

June 2021

SLHS SGM and AGM
As members will know from the notice sent out several weeks ago, the Society is holding a Special General Meeting, followed by an overdue AGM (via ‘Zoom’)

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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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