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Scottish courts and the law

This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the law. You consider the way in which cases come to court, the difference between the criminal and civil justice systems, the separation of powers, how individuals may become involved with the court ...

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Revisiting Red Clydeside: 'Bloody Friday': The Battle of George Square, Glasgow, 1919 article icon

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Revisiting Red Clydeside: 'Bloody Friday': The Battle of George Square, Glasgow, 1919

On January 31st 1919 a violent confrontation between the police and striking Glasgow workers took place in George Square. 100 years on, this collection explores the events that lead to 'Bloody Friday' and the legacies of the Red Clydeside period.

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The poetry of Sorley MacLean

Sorley MacLean (1911-1996) is regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the twentieth century. This free course, The poetry of Sorley MacLean, will introduce you to his poetry and give you an insight into the cultural, historical and political contexts that inform his work. MacLean wrote in Gaelic and the importance of the language to ...

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Care before profit: working as a cleaner in a care home during the Covid-19 pandemic article icon

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Care before profit: working as a cleaner in a care home during the Covid-19 pandemic

Workers in the care sector, both public and private, were at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 following the outbreak across Scotland in early 2020. Jacky Yuill was part of that fight and shares her story

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Bus driver, social worker and university lecturer, a personal, professional and political journey

Lynn Sheridan has campaigned for social justice throughout her life. Here she shares with us how it all started, her personal journey and what continues to motivate her

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Fighting hard while flying high: the personal story of a BA cabin crew trade unionist

Gail Sheridan reflects on 25 years as a member of BA cabin crew, her trade union activism and involvement in major disputes with the airline

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Scottish lecturers take strike action in campaign for fair pay

College lecturers in Scotland organised by the Educational Institute of Scotland Further Education Lecturers Association (EIS FELA) took strike action in April and May 2022. Lynn Rooney gives us a personal view of the background

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A woman's place is in the Union - a film by the EIS

In 2018 the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) began archiving the contributions of former women activists who played a key role in the disputes of the 1970s and 1980s

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Recording women's experiences and resilience during Covid-19

For International Women's Day 2021, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) recorded the experiences of women during Covid-19

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The fight for equal pay: Glasgow City Council, 2018

In October 2018, the Trade Union Movement across the world celebrated with the women of Glasgow. Mags McCarthy looks at the background to their victory, a fight for equal pay that will continue to reverberate for years to come and be recorded in history as a great triumph for workers

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‘Not our jobs to sell’: Scottish Women’s Factory Occupations, 1981-1982 article icon

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‘Not our jobs to sell’: Scottish Women’s Factory Occupations, 1981-1982

Over a 13-month period, the three most militant actions taken in opposition to factory closure in Scotland were conducted by women workforces. Andy Clark tells us what happened in this article...

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The Lovable Bra Occupation, Cumbernauld, 1982

At the Lovable plant in Cumbernauld, a predominantly female workforce were also informed that the future of their factory was uncertain. Andy Clark looks at how they responded and the result of this...

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