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EIBF 2019: Red Clydeside, 100 Years On

  • Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre Edinburgh International Book Festival Charlotte Square Gardens Edinburgh EH2 4DR (map)

Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019. For the full programme, please visit

January 1919, a world in turmoil: Ireland declared its independence, while Trotsky led the Red Army in Poland. Maybe that’s why workers’ demonstrations in Glasgow led the British establishment to roll army tanks into George Square. Henry Bell’s John Maclean: Hero of Red Clydeside and Kenny MacAskills’ Glasgow 1919 offer coruscating new perspectives on the major players and events in a key period in Scotland’s political history.

Chaired by Ruth Wishart. Part of our Stories that Make Scotland series of events.

Tickets are £8/£6 concession, and are available from the EIBF event page here.