The History of Leith

May 18, 2007

Friends set to bring city’s Calton Weavers back to life

A GROUP has been set up in Glasgow to keep alive the memory of the first sunrise of the Trade Union movement’.

The Calton Weavers from the East End of Glasgow became Scotland’s first working-class martyrs’ when six of them were killed by soldiers sent in to quell their strike.

The incident – at Drygate Bridge in 1787 – was the earliest major industrial dispute in Scottish history. for more click here

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