William McIlvanney at the Bus Party, 1997 tour Accession Number: SPA.BP.19184.108.40.206.1 In 1997, William McIlvanney led a group of fellow artists on a bus tour round Scotland in the run up to the referendum on the Scottish Parliament. They were listening to local people’s views on the kind of Scotland they wanted to live in […]
We are delighted that this week SPA is hosting the ‘Flying Archivist’ Sophie Bossaert. Sophie is from NISE, the Centre of expertise in National Movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe (NISE) and the Archives & Research Centre of the Flemish Movement (ADVN). In cooperation with EFA (European Free Alliance) they organise the project “Flying Archivist” […]
In the archive we quite often only collect material relating to the last 50 years. However, recently we received through the post these leaflets which relate to the 1945 election in the Stirling and Clackmannan (Western) constituency. The 1945 General Election was held on 5th July. The result was an unexpected landslide victory for Clement […]
We are always keen to get new campaign material and picked this leaflet up at a Scottish Socialist Party campaign stall in October.
SPA photographers were out taking photos at the 2018 Edinburgh March for Independence earlier this month. The march was held on Saturday 6th October 2018. Marchers met at Johnston Terrace and then marched down the Royal Mile before congregating at the Scottish Parliament and then Holyrood Park. The march was organised by All Under One […]
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 […]