Stirling Smith Exhibition Launch

Daphne Reid with interviewees David and Joan McCannThe exhibition roomAlasdair Ross and Douglas RobertsonLooking at the exhibitionExhibition visitorsMegan still looking for herself in the Day for Scotland photograph
SPA Director Jim Smyth introducing Linda fabianiLinda Fabiani opening the exhibitionLinda Fabiani opening the exhibitionExhibition visitors Anne and EmilyExhibition visitorsExhibition Visitors
Interviewees Jack McConnell and Robert HyndSPA's Michelle Rehill, Peter Lynch and Sarah BromagePeter Lynch and Linda FabianiThe exhibition roomLinda Fabiani and Christine McKelvieGeorge and Daphne Reid with interviewees Joan and David McCann
Exhibition VisitorsCasting a referendum voteExhibition visitorsListening to interviewsCasting a referendum voteGeorge Reid

Democracy for Scotland: The Referendum Experience was launched at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum on 27th April, 2012.

The exhibition was formally opened by MSP Linda Fabiani and the launch was attended by many of the interviewees who contributed their recollections of the 1979 and 1997 devolution campaigns to the Devolution Referendums Oral History Collection at the Scottish Political Archive

Democracy for Scotland focuses on the campaign for a Scottish Parliament in the second half of the twentieth century. In particular it chronicles the history behind the two devolution referendums of 1979 and 1997 and explores the nature of the Yes and No campaigns for both referendums, their results and the re-establishment of a Scottish Parliament.

The exhibition will be on display at the Stirling Smith until 10th June so please go along