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

Political parties and organisations of the Red Clydeside period

Scottish Labour College

The Scottish Labour College was founded in 1916, largely as a result of John Maclean's efforts. It was based on the existing scheme of the Central Labour College in London, formed by disaffected students at Ruskin College. At the height of its popularity the Scottish Labour College ran 13 different evening classes in Glasgow and a further 43 classes in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and elsewhere.

image thumbnail Front page of lecture notes issued for John Maclean's class on economics at the Scottish Labour College in 1916.