Poems about Scottish shipbuilders’ work-in


This video says about itself:

Alistair Hulett at The Fraser Centre Milgavie, Scotland performing The Red Clydesiders from his 2001 song cycle Red Clydeside. The original album was recorded with Dave Swarbrick on fiddle and is available by mail order from Alistair’s website on www.alistairhulett.com Red Clydeside was the name given to a workers’ revolt in Glasgow during WW1 that eventually resulted in a military invasion of the city by troops dispatched from England in January 1919. John Maclean led the revolt and was jailed several times by the authorities. For more information google ‘Red Clydeside’.

From Andy Croft in Middlesbrough, Britain today:

As many [Morning] Star readers will know, next year marks the 40th anniversary of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders dispute.

To mark the occasion Smokestack Books is hoping to publish a collection of poems and songs about an event which might be described as our last victory.

Some of these were written during the work-in, some have been written since. Some have been published or recorded, most have not.

If readers have suggestions for songs or poems to be included in the book please contact Smokestack Books, PO Box 408, Middlesbrough TS5 6WA or info@smokestack-books.co.uk.

Jimmy Reid, saviour of Clyde shipyards, dies aged 78. ‘Commanding figure of great humanity’ led work-in that forced Tory government to keep Upper Clyde Shipbuilders open: here. And here. And here. And here.

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