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.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
We have spent time over the last few months beginning to list the donated papers of Canon Kenyon Wright. Canon Kenyon Wright is best known as the Executive Chair of the Scottish Constitutional Convention which planned for Scotland’s Parliament, which came into being in 1999. Often referred to, by the media, as the ‘Godfather of […]
The 1997 referendum came shortly after the 1997 General Election, which saw a landslide victory for New Labour. In power, Labour quickly passed the Referendum (Scotland and Wales) Bill. The holding of a referendum on the establishment of a Scottish Parliament was not Labour policy until June 1996 and was not well received by those […]
Tracking down everyone associated with the Bus Party from either 1997 or 2014 is a challenge. And it’s one you can help us with – we know who most of the people are in this photo: we can identify from left to right Danus Skene (who drove the bus), Neal Ascherson, Will Storrar (standing tall […]
A very enjoyable day was spent yesterday installing the Bus Party exhibition in four libraries in West Dunbarton who had hosted Bus Party events in 2014. We started in Alexandria, moved on to Dumbarton, then Dalmuir and finally Clydebank. The Bus Party visited these venues over two days in May 2014 and musicians and writers […]
As well as collecting leaflets for the General Election we are taking photographs to document campaign activity. These posters for the Local Council Elections were spotted gardens in Dalry, North Ayrshire. If you spot any campaign posters please take a photograph and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember to also keep the leaflets that you get […]