Entries by SPA_admin

Photographing at the Stirling March for Independence

Working for the archive often means we are out and about documenting political activity in Scotland.  On the 23rd June we went out on a very sunny day to photograph the March for Independence and alongside an estimated 8,000 marchers we walked the two miles from King’s Park in Stirling to Bannockburn. The march was organised […]

Active collecting at Processions 2018

We are always out and about collecting photographs and leaflets at current events.  Last weekend we were at Processions 2018. Processions was a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women. In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for […]

Campaign Materials wanted

We are always collecting material and recently were donated a pile of Yes for IndyRef2 postcards from a campaigner in Stirling including this postcard below.  If you do come across IndyRef2 campaign material please email us at scottishpoliticalarchive@stir.ac.uk  We will be delighted to discuss any donations with you.  

“Scotland the What?” Order of Service, July 1999

This Order of Service is part of the Kenyon Wright collection. This Church Service would have been delivered by Kenyon Wright in the first Sunday following the Opening of the new Scottish Parliament on 1st July 1999. Kenyon Wright took up the post of Priest-in-Charge of All Saints, Glencarse in March 1994.

Our Flickr Account

SPA regularly adds new items to our Flickr account which contains photographs and images of items within the collection.  Today we added some beer mats from the 1997 devolution referendum.  They were issued by the No Campaign which wad called Think Twice.  

Found in the Archive

Unpacking and cataloguing a new collection is always a voyage of discovery.  When you take in boxes of archive papers you know roughly what subjects you hope it will cover, but there are always unexpected gems. Kenyon Wright’s archive is no exception and amongst the papers there are personal diaries, photographs and reflections on his […]

Democracy and Devolution in the 1970s Conference

Thursday 26th April 2018 Paterson’s Land, University of Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh’s Academy of Government and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology are jointly sponsoring a FREE one day conference and roundtable on politics in the 1970s. Papers will be presented on a range of subjects with particular focus on democracy and devolution […]

Constitutional Convention newsletters found whilst sorting the Archive

We are mid-sorting the Kenyon Wright archive and amongst papers we found some copies of Scotswatch the newsletter of the Scottish Constitutional Convention In 1988 the Campaign for a Scottish Assembly published A Claim of Right for Scotland which proposed the establishment of a constitutional convention to agree a plan for devolution. In 1989 the convention […]

Remembering Kenyon Wright

On the first anniversary of Kenyon Wright’s death an article in Cable Magazine explores the largely hidden internationalism behind grassroots Scottish politics in the 1990s.  Kenyon Wright’s archive was donated to the Political Archive in 2017. Remembering Kenyon Wright: India’s Swaraj and the Scottish Parliament