James Maxton ~ Orator & Politician

James Maxton (1885-1946) nationally loved orator and politician was born in Glasgow Pollockshaws in 1885. he was educated at the University of Glasgow graduating M.A. in 1909. Employed as a teacher from around 1905 and joined the Independent Labour Party in 1904 becoming its chairman in 1926-31 and 1934-9. During […]

David Morrison ~ Chartist Leader and Trade Unionist

During the 1830s and 1840s a number of popular radical movements known collectively as Chartism became a revolutionary force in British society. Meetings, demonstrations, petitions and other political actions took place under its name across the British Isles and involved millions of workers and members of the petty-bourgeoisie. The Chartist […]

Kitty Atholl (Katherine Murray) ~ Politician and Scotland’s First Woman MP

Katherine Marjory Murray (Kitty) later Duchess of Atholl was the first Scottish female to become a Member of Parliament, and, the first Conservative and the second British woman to gain the office of government minister. Born in Bamff, Alyth in Perthshire in 1874, Katherine Ramsay was the daughter of the […]