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Digital Subscriptions > History Scotland > History Scotland Sep -Oct 2019 > James Duncan article in History Scotland vol.19 no.4

James Duncan article in History Scotland vol.19 no.4

Since the article on Treaty of Versailles Delegate James Duncan was published two events have taken place. Our Hidden Histories writer and broadcaster Neil McLennan attended the Palace of Versailles on the 100th anniversary of the signing. There he shared James Duncan’s story and the foundations of the International Labour Organisation. We also received the following statement from Councillor Ailson Evison: ‘The article in the July/Aug 2019 issue of History Scotland refers to a decision not to fund a memorial to James Duncan, and states: “A Labour local elected member and union leaders, it appears, got cold feet when they discovered that Duncan’s own union, the granite cutters, did not accept black workers”.

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Don't miss Sep/Oct History Scotland and the launch of our Insider BONUS CONTENT! Highlights of this packed issue include: · The Sobieski Stuarts – new research on the remarkable brothers who popularised tartan and fooled a generation with their book Vestiarium Scoticum · New findings relating to the Traprain Law hoard – discovered in East Lothian 100 years ago this year · The Aberdeen Doctors – six men who dared to oppose the National Covenant · Lords of the Isles: a striking reconstruction of a medieval Islay power base * HISTORY SCOTLAND INSIDER: Exclusive interview, new video on the north east slavery legacy, exclusive discounts from heritage partners.​