Jimmy Reid

3:04 PM

Jimmy Reid, a Scottish trade unionist and journalist died this week (several obituaries are available here, here and here). He is famous for leading the upper clyde shipbuilders work-in in 1971 which helped to keep Govan, Linthouse and Scotstoun shipyards going. The records from some of companies in these yards have since been processed by the Ballast Trust.

There is a good post on the University of Glasgow's library and archive blog about him and his first speech as University Rector in 1971. It includes a link to a digitised version of his speech available here.

The majority of the records created by companies who became part of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders are held by the University of Glasgow Archive Services, information about those collections is available in this research guide.

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