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Ewan Gibbs

Ewan Gibbs is the author of Coal Country: The Meaning and Memory of Deindustrialization in Postwar Scotland (University of London Press, 2021).

Mick McGahey: A Miners’ Hero

Scottish miners’ leader Mick McGahey was born on this day in 1925. A fearless trade unionist, he brought Scottish miners down to Grunwick to stand with Asian women, championed internationalism, and, in his own words, was a product of his class and movement.

Weegie Elegy

Douglas Stuart’s acclaimed novel Shuggie Bain paints a compelling picture of the dying days of industrial Clydeside, but its success owes much to a formal conservatism and political quietism.