Poster on the Royal Mile on polling day, Scottish Elections 2011

Accession Number: spa.575.25

This photograph was taken on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh on 5th May, 2011. 5th May was polling day in the 2011 Scottish Elections. The Royal Mile was part of Edinburgh Central.

A nationalist’s home is his castle, Scottish Elections 2011

Accession Number: spa.406.1

This photograph shows an SNP supporter’s house just outside Plean. This castle can be seen clearly from both the M9 and the Dunblane to Edinburgh train line.

The photograph forms part of our photographic archive of the 2011 Scottish Elections. We are keen to add to this collection and will be out and about tomorrow on polling day taking photographs of polling stations, campaigners etc. If you see take any photographs on the day we would be delighted to add them to our collections. Please email them to us at scottishpoliticalarchive@stir.ac.uk

The Battle for Scotland Exhibition

Conservative Party Pamphlet, 1968Penguin Book: Why Conservative? (1964)Penguin Book: Why Liberal? (1964)Instructions to Presiding Officers and ClerksLabour Party Edinburgh Local Election LeafletPenguin Book.  Why Labour?
Instructions to Presiding Officers and Clerks for Taking the PollSocialist Labour Party of Great Britain General Election Manifesto, 1931Socialist Labour Party of Great Britain General Election Manifesto, 1931Directions for Enumerators, 1935Unemployed Workers Election Leaflet (c.1930)Socialist Labour Party of Great Britain General Election Manifesto, 1951
Labour Election Leaflet.  c.1930Proportional Representation Society LeafletAdmission Card to Election Count, 1934Edinburgh Local Election Leaflet, 1932Proportional Representation Society Leaflet, 1935Proportional Representation Society Leaflet
International Socialist Labour Party Local Election Manifesto, c.1930Admission Card to Election Count, 1934Proportional Representation Society LeafletEdinburgh Local Election Leaflet, 1932Appointment of Election AgentsAppointment of Election Agents

Items from the collections of the Scottish Political Archive are currently on display at the University of Stirling library. This exhibition entitled The Battle for Scotland is on display at the library until August 2011.

An online exhibition featuring many of the items on display is available through our flickr site.

SPA Exhibition at Stirling University Library

Here are two of our volunteers Michelle and Emmi in front of the new SPA exhibition at the University of Stirling library.  This exhibition entitled The Battle for Scotland is on display in the library until August 2011.

SNP Poster, Scottish Elections 2011

Accession Number: spa.366.3

This photograph was taken in Callander on 17th April, 2011.

If you see any photo opportunities while out and about please email them to us at scottishpoliticalarchive@stir.ac.uk

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Scottish Election Billboard 2011

Accession Number: spa.348.2

This photograph was taken on the Glasgow Road, Perth on 17th April, 2011.

Can you help us to compile an election photographic archive?

We are currently collecting a photographic archive of the 2011 elections. We need photos of posters, billboards, campaign events and canvassing from as many parts of Scotland as possible.

If you see any photo opportunities please take a picture and email us at scottishpoliticalarchive@stir.ac.uk

This photograph was taken on 14th April, 2011 on West Stirling Road, just outside Alva.

SNP ‘Against the Poll Tax’ Meeting, 1989

Accession Number: spa.178

Leaflet for ‘Against the Poll Tax’ meeting in Kennoway Primary School on 23rd May, 1989. The meeting was addressed by Euro Candidate Kenny MacAskill.

For biographical information about Kenny MacAskill www.scotland.gov.uk/About/14944/Scottish-Cabinet/kenmacas…

The Scottish Political Archive is housed at the University of Stirling. The archive is home to the oral interviews, personal papers and associated material from prominent Scottish politicians. For further information about the work of the archive please visit our website www.scottishpoliticalarchive.org.uk

Scottish Labour Party Leaflet, c. 2010

Accession Number: spa.208.2

Campaign leaflet for Scottish Labour with a picture of David Cameron entitled “Recession can be good for us”

For biographical information about David Cameron www.number10.gov.uk/meet-the-pm

The Scottish Political Archive is housed at the University of Stirling. The archive is home to the oral interviews, personal papers and associated material from prominent Scottish politicians. For further information about the work of the archive please visit our website www.scottishpoliticalarchive.org.uk