Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The Struggle for a Pit

Dear friends,

This is to let you know that Polmaise: The Struggle For A Pit by John McCormack, first published by Index Books in 1989, has just been republished on line (with John's permission). John was the pit delegate at Polmaise, the last pit in Stirlingshire. Polmaise had a deserved reputation for militancy and its miners took an active part in the fight against closures from 1983 onwards. The book is unique in recording this pre-history to the miners' strike in Scotland, from an activist's point of view, and in its frank account of the differences within the miners' union about how to resist the Tory onslaught.

You can read the book and/or download it for free at the link below. If you could pass this on to others who might be interested, I would be grateful.

Best wishes,
Simon Pirani

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