The Journal

Scottish Labour History is the journal of the SLHS. In its 49th year (as of 2014), it is an annual publication comprising reviews of salient notices and developments (including accessions), a number of full length anonymously peer-reviewed articles and an extensive array of book reviews. The Journal is run by an editorial collective comprising:

Professor Gregor Gall (University of Bradford)

Dr Andrew Perchard (Coventry University)

Dr Jim Phillips (University of Glasgow)

Dr Annmarie Hughes (University of Glasgow)

Mr Stewart Maclennan (Chair of the Society)

Mr Richard Leonard (Scotland Officer, GMB)

Mr Rob Duncan (previous Chair of the Editorial Committee).

The collective is also assisted by a number of advisors who have generously given their time over recent years. They have been drawn from a wide range of British institutions, recently including Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan, Nottingham Trent, St Andrews and Strathclyde universities.

The chair of the editorial committee is Gregor Gall and the books review editor is Andy Perchard. The Journal is free to all members of the SLHS upon payment of their annual membership fee. For membership details see here. A full index of articles published in the past 49 issues of the journal is available here.

For online access to our e-journal (subscribers only), follow this link.

The Society has available for sale limited quantities of the following volumes of the Journal: 18-22, 25-38, 42, 43 and 46, 47, 48. Contact stating your needs and we will respond with availability and cost (inc. p&p).

The Journal would be pleased to consider review essays (up to 3,000 words) and articles (up to 8,000 words) on any aspect of Scottish, British, international or comparative labour history. The house style is for all articles to use endnotes for references and notes rather than in text citations in the Harvard style. Full details of guidelines for submissions are available from the Editor, Professor Gregor Gall (