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New addition to the collection

We were recently given several vinyl records produced by the SNP in the mid 1970s. They included this record Freedom, Scotland, Freedom which was released by The Clansmen in 1975 It includes a letter of support by Winnie Ewing, the then MP for Moray and Nairn. Songs include Give the Oil Away, Scots Wha Hae […]

New additions to the archive

Quite often we get historical additions to the archive which have contemporary relevance and today is no exception. We were gifted a bundle of leaflets relating to the 1975 Referendum on the European Community (Common Market). The leaflets and pamphlets include material from Britain in Europe and the National Referendum campaign alongside official information literature […]

Scotland Demands Democracy March material

The archive has just been donated a few boxes of election materials. Amongst party political material we have found leaflets relating to Democracy for Scotland and the Scotland Demands Democracy march and summit. The march for Scottish democracy was attended by approximately 30,000 people on 12 December, 1992 to coincide with the European Summit held […]

Can you tell us more about our Home Rule £1 note?

We often get new items into the archive which are intriguing and this new £1 note is no exception. We are hoping that someone will be able to help us and tell us more about who was responsible for stamping notes like these and how many may have been in circulation. The note itself was […]

Bus Party postcard, 1997

William McIlvanney at the Bus Party, 1997 tour Accession Number: SPA.BP.1997. In 1997, William McIlvanney led a group of fellow artists on a bus tour round Scotland in the run up to the referendum on the Scottish Parliament. They were listening to local people’s views on the kind of Scotland they wanted to live in […]

SPA is visited by the Flying Archivist

We are delighted that this week SPA is hosting the ‘Flying Archivist’ Sophie Bossaert.  Sophie is from NISE, the Centre of expertise in National Movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe (NISE) and the Archives & Research Centre of the Flemish Movement (ADVN).  In cooperation with EFA (European Free Alliance) they organise the project “Flying Archivist” […]