Tom Murray

General Strike 1926

Despite the demise of the Soviet Union, the Russian Revolution of 1917 lingers in the collective memory of the people of Scotland. Many Scottish schoolchildren studying history are taught a module on ‘Lenin and the Bolsheviks’, and the term ‘Bolshi’ persists in everyday language. The People’s Palace Museum in Glasgow is home […]

Perthshire International Brigades Volunteers ~ Spanish Civil War, 1936-9

They clung like burrs to the long express that lurch Through the unjust lands, through the night, through the alpine tunnel. They floated over the oceans; They walked the passes; they came to present their lives. W.H. Auden, Spain 1937 Perthshire and the Spanish Civil War George Bisset, Edward Rae […]