SNP General Election Leaflet, 1987

Accession Number:spa.741.3.2

George Leslie stood as the SNP candidate in the 1987 and 2010 General Elections for the constituency of Kilmarnock and Louden. This leaflet refers to the 1987 General Election, for which it won a prize for innovative design.

Conservative General Election Leaflet, 1974

Accession Number:spa.dc.em.10.1

GA Campbell was the Conservative candidate for Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth in the February and October 1974 General Elections.

This leaflet forms part of the Dennis Canavan Collection. Dennis Canavan was born in Cowdenbeath. He worked as a teacher between 1968 and 1974 including a stint at St Modans High School, Stirling. He was briefly head of Stirling Council in 1974 before becoming Labour MP for West Stirlingshire (1974 – 1983) and then MP for Falkirk West (1983 – 1997). He then left the Labour Party and became an Independent MSP for Falkirk West (1999 – 2007). He has participated in an interview with the Scottish Political Archive discussing his memories of the 1979 and 1997 devolution referendums. His interview forms part of the Devolution Referendums Oral History Collection within the archive. For further biographical information about Dennis Canavan www.scottish.parliament.uk/msp/membersPages/historic/s2/d…
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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

Labour General Election Leaflet, October 1974

Accession Number:spa.dc.em.18

This leaflet forms part of the Dennis Canavan Collection. Dennis Canavan was born in Cowdenbeath. He worked as a teacher between 1968 and 1974 including a stint at St Modans High School, Stirling. He was briefly head of Stirling Council in 1974 before becoming Labour MP for West Stirlingshire (1974 – 1983) and then MP for Falkirk West (1983 – 1997). He then left the Labour Party and became an Independent MSP for Falkirk West (1999 – 2007). He has participated in an interview with the Scottish Political Archive discussing his memories of the 1979 and 1997 devolution referendums. His interview forms part of the Devolution Referendums Oral History Collection within the archive. For further biographical information about Dennis Canavan www.scottish.parliament.uk/msp/membersPages/historic/s2/d…
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Federation of Student Nationalists Leaflet, c.1997

This leaflet urges students to join the Federation of Student Nationalists.

This leaflet forms part of the Federation of Student Nationalists (FSN) collection held within the Scottish Political Acrhive. The FSN (often known as SNP Students) is the student wing of the SNP. The FSN represents students in Scottish Higher Education. The FSN was formed in the 1960s when various student organisations supportive of Scottish Independence and the Scottish National Party decided to join forces into a new constituent body. The FSN is a separate entity from Young Scots for Independence (the youth wing of the SNP). The FSN is specifically for those in higher education, and membership is not restricted by age. For further information about the work of the FSN please visit their website at www.snpstudents.org

Alex Salmond arriving at Stirling University by helicopter, 2007 Scottish Elections

Accession Number:spa.736.37

Left to right: Grant Jarvie, Bruce Crawford, Alex Salmond and Keith Brown.

Alex Salmond visited Stirling on the 27th April, 2007 as part of a helicopter tour of Scotland to highlight family pledges ahead of the 2007 Scottish Election.

For biographical information about Alex Salmond www.scottish.parliament.uk/MSP/MembersPages/alex_salmond/…

Keith Brown was elected as the SNP MSP for Clackmannan and Dunblane in the 2011 Scottish elections. For biographical information www.scottish.parliament.uk/msp/membersPages/keith_brown/i…

2011 Scottish Elections

During the course of the 2011 Scottish Elections the Scottish Political Archive collected leaflets, photographs and other material relating to the election campaign.  This slideshow showcases some of our collections and discusses the election result.  To view all our photographic collections please visit our flickr site[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs4nP5zo8Fg]

Alex Salmond at the Opening of Parliament, 2011

Accession Number:spa.731.67

This photograph was taken on 1st July, 2011 to mark the opening of Parliament and capture ‘The Riding’. The Riding of the Parliament is a processional ceremony. The first Riding of Parliament took place on the 31st August 1639 and was undertaken at the opening of each parliament until a few years before the Treaty of Union in 1707.

The ‘Riding’ down the Royal Mile to Holyrood echoes this ceremony and features schoolchildren, community groups and representatives of civic society from every constituency in Scotland who were nominated by their MSP’s.

The 2011 Riding was themed to reflect the Parliament’s Mace, which has engraved on the head the words ‘Wisdom, Justice, Compassion and Integrity’ – these are a reference to the ideals that the people of Scotland aspire to for their Members of Parliament.

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

Scotland Demands Democracy March, 1992

Accession Number: spa.moe.116.1

The march for Scottish democracy was attended by approximately 30,000 people on 12 December, 1992 to coincide with the European Summit held in Edinburgh.

Organisations, including the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), Scottish Churches, the Campaign for a Scottish Parliament, Scotland United, the National Union of Students, Common Cause and Democracy for Scotland, came together to organise the march and rally.

The march was chaired by the STUC and attended by cross-party politicians and activists including Acting Shadow Scottish Secretary Henry McLeish, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Jim Wallace, the Scottish National Party’s Alex Salmond, Isobel Lindsay from the Campaign for a Scottish Assembly, and writer William McIlvanney.

Image courtesy of City of Edinburgh Museums www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/

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

Scotland Demands Democracy March, 1992

Accession Number: spa.moe.141

The march for Scottish democracy was attended by approximately 30,000 people on 12 December, 1992 to coincide with the European Summit held in Edinburgh.

Organisations, including the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), Scottish Churches, the Campaign for a Scottish Parliament, Scotland United, the National Union of Students, Common Cause and Democracy for Scotland, came together to organise the march and rally.

The march was chaired by the STUC and attended by cross-party politicians and activists including Acting Shadow Scottish Secretary Henry McLeish, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Jim Wallace, the Scottish National Party’s Alex Salmond, Isobel Lindsay from the Campaign for a Scottish Assembly, and writer William McIlvanney.

Image courtesy of City of Edinburgh Museums www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/

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

Stockbridge Polling Station, Edinburgh on Polling Day, Scottish Elections 2011

This photograph was taken at Stockbridge Primary School, Royal Mile in Edinburgh on 5th May, 2011. 5th May was polling day in the 2011 Scottish Elections. This polling station was part of Edinburgh Central.

Marco Biagi was elected as SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central. For biographical information www.scottish.parliament.uk/MSP/MembersPages/marco_biagi/i…