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 […]
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Today marks 21 years since the 1997 devolution referendum and looking through the archive we came across this leaflet which detailed the result of the vote in different regions across Scotland. This leaflet was published by the Campaign for a Scottish Parliament who campaigned for a vote to support the establishment of a Scottish parliament, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Coventry ’80 was an event organised by the citizens of Coventry to commemorate the blitz of the city on 14th November 1940. Pride in our Past, Faith in Our Future aimed to remember the city’s destruction with sorrow for the losses and thankfulness for its resurrection but also to look to the future with […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org We will be delighted to discuss any donations with you.
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.
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.
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 […]