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International Women’s Day event. Women in Politics Roundtable

  Speakers: Zara Kitson, Ellen Forson, Sheila Mechan, Johanna Boyd and Jen Stout Tuesday, 8th March, 2016. 6pm Lecture Theatre B4, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling. To celebrate International Women’s Day the Scottish Political Archive and the Students’ Union are hosting a Women in Politics roundtable.  This roundtable is part of a debate series held […]

Public Lecture. Jack McConnell. From Student Union President to First Minister.

Monday 15th February at 6.30pm,  B4 Cottrell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling.  FK9 4LA Campaign poster for Student President c.1980, Scottish Political Archive Lord McConnell is a graduate of Stirling University where he served as President of Stirling University Students Association between 1980-82 as well as Vice-President of NUS Scotland in 1982 -3. He graduated in […]

Dennis Canavan shares his thoughts on Parliamentary Democracy

As part of National Archives Week we asked politicians whose personal papers are part of the archive to share their thoughts on being a parliamentarian.  Here Dennis Canavan discusses his thoughts on Parliamentary Democracy. UK politicians are fond of boasting that Westminster is the Mother of Parliaments, the birth-place of democracy. Athenians might have something to […]

Capturing the Referendum Campaign for the archive- a volunteer’s perspective

Over the last two years the archive has actively developed a 2014 Independence Referendum Collection to complement existing material held in the archive relating to the 1979 and 1997 devolution referendums. We have had lots of help from many people attending campaign events, taking photographs and collecting campaign materials produced by the individual groups and […]

SPA talk at Pecha Kucha event

SPA’s archivist Sarah will be speaking about the archive and how we are collecting archive material for the referendum this Friday at the next Creative Stirling Pecha Kucha event.  This is an open event and all are welcome. http://www.creativestirling.org/events/pecha-kucha-may-2014 

35 year anniversary of the 1979 Referendum

This Saturday marks 35 years since the 1979 devolution referendum.  Here are two campaign leaflets from the archive. The No leaflet was issued by Scotland is British.  Scotland is British was formed in late 1976 to campaign against the Scotland and Wales Bill.  The group’s leaders comprised of journalist Adam Fergusson, former Labour MP George […]

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