Scottish Working People's History Trust

The Next meeting of the Trust will be held on 


  • Joyce Connon, Workers’ Educational Association
  • Bernard Beagan, UNITE
  • Dr Hugh Hagan, National Archives of Scotland
  • Dorothy Kidd, National Museums of Scotland
  • Dr Cathlin Macaulay, School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Janet McBain, formerly Curator Scottish Screen Archive
  • Ian D McGowan, formerly Librarian, National Library of Scotland (Treasurer)
  • Professor Emerita Siân Reynolds, historian, University of Stirling (Chair)
  • Martyn Wade, formerly National Librarian
  • Mr Alan Reid, Past President Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS)
  • Dr Hilary Young, Glasgow University
  • Ms Elizabeth Bryan, Age Scotland
  • Dr John Scally, National Librarian, National Library of Scotland
  • Michael Allan


  • Dr Neal Acherson, writer, historian and journalist
  • Gordon Dalyell, solicitor
  • Richard Hunter, Edinburgh City Archives
  • Dr Catriona Macdonald, Glasgow  University
  • Dr Ian MacDougall
  • Councillor Eric Milligan, Edinburgh
  • Professor Chris Whatley, historian, University of Dundee
  • Lord Wheatley, Senator of the College of Justice
  • David Fletcher, publishing consultant and author’s agent
  • Professor Emeritus W. Hamish Fraser, historian, University of Strathclyde

Research Workers:

The Trust’s main research worker was the late  Dr Ian MacDougall, one of the leading practitioners in Oral History retired in 2013.

Other voluntary research workers are:

  • Neil Macvicar on farm workers
  • Julia Bohlmann on Co-operative Society workers
  • Veronica Hartwich on workers at the Volvo truck plant, Irvine

Meeting Minutes:

14th January 2020

9th June 2020

12th January 2021

8th June 2021



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