13/02/2012
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

New exhibiton profiles campaign for Scottish Democracy

53d5a02e-ca0e-4a99-b330-e9ee460385fb
A new exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh profiles the campaign for Scottish Democracy through campaign material including leaflets and posters.

The Museum of Edinburgh is the venue for a new exhibition, which runs until 24 April 2012, and focuses on the campaign for Scottish Democracy.

Democracy for Scotland: the Referendum Experience chronicles images, campaign materials, testimonies and much more, as part of the movement for a parliament during the latter half of the twentieth century.

Culture and Leisure Convener, Cllr Deidre Brock opened the exhibition, and said: “This City is at the heart of Scottish politics, so it's absolutely fitting one of our museums is showcasing this topical exhibit about an important chapter in Scottish political history. It will inform and inspire all those who visit.'

The exhibition brings together a wealth of material from both the Scottish Political Archives and collections from the City of Edinburgh’s Museums and Galleries. It focuses on the run up to the referendums of 1979 and 1997, using campaign materials including leaflets, pamphlets, posters and badges deriving from all the major political parties and umbrella groups. 

Details: Museum of Edinburgh, Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DD; tel: 0131 529 4143; or visit the website.

For all the latest events, see each issue of History Scotland and Scottish Memories.

Sign up now for our FREE e-newsletter for more news stories, sneak previews, exclusive content and special offers.

Back to "News" Category

13/02/2012 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Covenanter James Renwick was executed - On this day in history

Scottish Minister James Renwick was executed on 17 February 1688 for refusing to swear fealty to King James ...


On this day in history - Government forces attempted to capture Prince Charles Edward Stuart

Government forces, under the leadership of Lord Louden, failed in their attempt to capture Charles Edward ...


The Caledonian Railway Company opened - On this day in history

The Caledonian Railway Company opened on 15 February 1848, running trains between Glasgow and London.


'Significant milestone' as full survey results of German Fleet salvage sites archaeology project published online

The extent and composition of the salvage site of the German High Seas Fleet, that was scuttled almost a ...


Other Articles

Alexander Graham Bell filed a patent for the telephone - On this day in history

Alexander Graham Bell filed a patent for the telephone on 14 February 1876.


The Glencoe Massacre took place - On this day in Scottish history

The Glencoe Massacre took place on 13 February 1692.


Reverend Henry Duncan died - On this day in history

Reverend Henry Duncan, founder of one of the world's first commercial savings banks, died on 12 February ...


History Scotland Lectures III - Global Scotland in the age of Brexit: Historical perspectives on the Scottish diaspora and migration

The third in the History Scotland Lectures series, in association with the University of Dundee Centre for ...