Welcome to The Keir Hardie Society
Our September Bulletin has just gone out. It includes a link to our new book - Keir Hardie and the 21th Century Socialist Revival. Available from Luath Press.
Keir Hardie in South Africa
Our Secretary's blog post covers Hardie's controversial visit to South Africa in 1907. Right wing groups attacked many of his meetings and his views created a few challenges for the labour movement in the country.
Respecting our history
The Society has made a submission to the Scottish Labour Party's First Stage policy consultation paper. It sets out our concerns over the current state of historical resources in Scotland and recommends a number of positive actions.
Keir Hardie's brush with sedition
A file in the National Archives includes a complaint that Keir Hardie and others were inciting sedition in relation to the use of troops during strikes in 1912. The full story is in our blog.
AGM 15 June 2019
The Keir Hardie Society AGM was held on Saturday 15 June 2019 at Cumnock Town Hall. All the details and more in our latest Bulletin. https://mailchi.mp/7394786b52b8/keir-hardie-society-bulletin-may-2019
Keir Hardie and the 21st Century Socialist Revival
Coming soon to a bookshop near you.
2019 Scottish Labour Party Conference
The Keir Hardie Society hosted a reception at the 2019 Scottish Labour conference in Dundee, to promote the work of the society and to encourage delegates to join.
The reception was held in the Apex Hotel, Dundee on Friday 8 March. Jeremy Corbyn MP, Lesley Laird MP and Richard Leonard MSP spoke about their links to the society and its work.
The Keir Hardie Society is grateful to UNISON Labour Link for sponsoring the event.
Great Railway Journeys to Keir Hardie
In the Lowland town of Cumnock, canvassers are out in force – it is the cradle of the Labour Party and home of its founder, Keir Hardie. Michael Portillo braves enemy territory to discover Hardie’s influence today. Interview with Cathy Jamieson. You can view the programme on BBC iPlayer.
Keir Hardie Society Bulletin - Oct 2018
The October edition of the Society’s Bulletin is out now. https://mailchi.mp/2df338c2a365/keir-hardie-society-bulletin-oct-2018