Dennis Canavan Talk: Let the People Decide

In conjunction with the exhibition Democracy for Scotland: the referendum experience the Scottish Political Archive are hosting a series of lectures at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum throughout May 2012. 

The next seminar is to be held on Thursday 10th  May at 12pm 

 Dennis Canavan.  Let the People Decide

Dennis will give some personal recollections of the Referendum campaigns, the intervening period of 1979-1997 and ask what lessons can be learned from the past to help shape Scotland’s future.

Dennis Canavan was MP for West Stirlingshire at the time of the 1979 Referendum. He played a leading role in the campaign for a Scottish Parliament, both in the House of Commons and throughout Scotland. Despite the set-back of the 1979 Referendum result, he continued campaigning for another twenty years until the Scottish Parliament eventually became a reality in 1999. By that time, he was MP for Falkirk West and was then elected MSP for the same constituency, becoming the first Independent to be elected to the Scottish Parliament.

Tickets available from the Stirling Smith (01786 471917)