Red Clydeside: A history of the labour movement in Glasgow 1910-1932

Political parties and organisations of the Red Clydeside period

Glasgow Clarion Scouts

The Clarion Scouts were a socialist propaganda organisation whose activities centred around providing leisure pursuits like cycling and rambling through which their members could propagate socialism.

image thumbnail Cover of booklet entitled 'Is Drink the Cause of Poverty?' by J. O'Connor Kessack. Published by the Glasgow Clarion Scouts, a propaganda organisation whose members were urged to 'permeate' their companions with socialism.
Cover of booklet entitled 'The Capitalist Wilderness and the Way Out' by J. O'Connor Kessack, which called for greater cooperation between the different arms of the labour movement in the battle against capitalism. image thumbnail