Entries by SPA_admin

New photographs added to the archive

This photograph of 1970s campaigning has just been added to the collection. It shows an SNP campaigner’s car in Dundee West, at either the February or October 1974 General Election. Jim Fairlie stood as the SNP candidate for Dundee West in February 1974, October 1974 and 1979. In 1979, he became Vice Chairman for Policy. From […]

Can you help us date this sticker?

We regularly receive donations of political leaflets and campaign literature through the post; often without any context or additional information.  This sheet of stickers was received anonymously in the post with other historical leaflets and pamphlets. We are keen to date and archive all material we have correctly but sometimes need a little bit of […]

Archive photographers needed

The archive is always actively collecting photographs to document political life in Scotland.  The photo below was taken in Glasgow a couple of weeks  at the protest against Trump’s visit to Scotland. However, we can’t be everywhere and need your help to get an overall view of political campaigning in Scotland.  If you are going […]

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.