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 […]
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 […]