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

Political parties and organisations of the Red Clydeside period

Scottish Workers Republican Party

The Scottish Workers Republican Party was founded by John Maclean in 1923 and advocated an independent Scotland in the form of a communist republic. Although standing in several Glasgow municipal by-elections in 1923, the party was weak in Glasgow and effectively non-existent outside the city. Maclean's advocacy of an independent Scotland in the form of a communist republic found little support amongst the working classes in Glasgow.

image thumbnail Ten-page manifesto pamphlet of the Scottish Workers Republican Party dated 1925, with picture of SWRP founder John Maclean on the front and application for membership on back page.