Entries by SPA_admin

Keith Bovey on the campaign trail, Garscadden 1978

Keith Bovey on the campaign trail, Garscadden 1978, originally uploaded by Scottish Political Archive. Accession Number: spa.si.343 The Glasgow Garscadden by-election was held on 13 April 1978. Donald Dewar (Labour) held the seat with 16,507 votes to Keith Bovey’s (SNP) 11,955 votes. This picture forms part of the Scots Independent donation to the Scottish Political […]

Can you help us identify this picture?

Can you help us identify this picture?, originally uploaded by Scottish Political Archive. Accession Number: spa.si.348 Image shows a gentleman pointing at the SNP slogan “Good for Scotland”. The gentleman in the photo is identified as Borthwick. Is it G J Borthwick or Ian Borthwick? This picture forms part of the Scots Independent donation to […]

SNP march through Stirling town centre

SNP march through Stirling town centre for Bannockburn Rally, originally uploaded by Scottish Political Archive. Accession Number: spa.si.45 This picture shows a SNP march through Stirling town centre on the way to the Bannockburn Rally. The picture is undated. Front row right to left: Andrew Welsh, Winnie Ewing, Margaret Ewing, Gordon Wilson and Dafydd Elis […]

SNP leaders Billy Wolfe and Arthur Donaldson

Billy Wolfe and Arthur Donaldson, originally uploaded by Scottish Political Archive. Accession Number: spa.si.23 Billy Wolfe (SNP party chairman 1969 – 1979) and Arthur Donaldson (party chairman 1960 – 1969). To right Robert McIntyre (party chairman 1947 – 1956, MP for Motherwell and Wishaw 1945). This picture forms part of the Scots Independent donation to […]

Leaflet from SPA Archive

Labour Party Election Leaflet, 1997, originally uploaded by Scottish Political Archive. Labour Party Election Leaflet, 1997 Accession Number: spa.gr.49.7.1 (front of spa.gr.49.7.2) Labour Party election leaflet 1997 entitled Typical. Ask for Salmond, you get a pilchard. The reverse of leaflet reads “If you vote SNP- you get the Tories….. The SNP are John Major’s secret […]

Labour Party Pamphlet, 1976

spa.gr.46.2, originally uploaded by Scottish Political Archive. This pamphlet is part of the George Robertson Collection within the Scottish Political Archive. This ten page pamphlet was issued by the Labour Party in Scotland in 1976 and discusses the implications of full independence for Scotland.

SPA Image Archive available on Flickr

The archive is currently digitising our collections and making them available online through Flickr.  The toolbar to the right of this blog shows the most recent additions to the online collection.  However, we now have over 400 images available through this site.    The bulk of this material comes from the  photograph collection of  the Scots Independent […]

George Robertson lecture podcast

George Robertson delivered a lecture to MSc students on 11th October 2010.  This lecture forms part of the spa oral archive and is available through our podcasting site.  Please click on the link below to listen to George Robertson discussing his time at NATO.  George Robertson was first elected as MP for Hamilton in the […]

The Scottish Political Archive

Welcome to the blog of the Scottish Political Archive (SPA). SPA was launched at the University of Stirling in October 2010. SPA aims to collect political material and archives from Scottish politicians and political organisations to chronicle the political history of Scotland in the twentieth century.