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Scottish Campaign to Resist the Atomic Menace

  • GB 1534
  • Corporate body
  • 1976-c.1980

Founded in 1976, Scottish Campaign to Resist the Atomic Menace (SCRAM) aimed to oppose the construction of the Torness nuclear power station in Scotland, as well as nuclear power in general. They organised some of the largest anti-nuclear demonstrations in the UK in the 1970s and 80s. Their action was unable to prevent the building of the Torness power plant, however they were involved in other successful anti-nuclear activity, including the Mullwharcher Campaign.

Scottish Abortion Campaign

  • GB1534 SAC
  • Corporate body
  • 1980-

The Scottish Abortion Campaign was formed in 1980 to defend The Abortion Act 1967. Their formation came in reaction to two anti-abortion campaigns lead by Scottish MPs, James White in 1975 and and John Corrie in 1979. The Scottish campaign was affiliated to the National Abortion Campaign, later renamed Abortion Rights, which had been formed five years earlier.

Poster-Film Collective

  • GB 1543
  • Corporate body
  • 1970s-1980s

The group was first formed in 1971 when a group of artists, photographers and filmmakers came together at the Slade School of Art to produce posters in response to the Miner's Strike and the wars in Vietnam and Ireland. The Collective was soon supplemented with other artists with left-wing, anti-imperialist and socialist sympathies from St Martin's, Hornsey, the Royal College of Art and other art colleges. It had a global outlook and its members included people from Chile, Holland, Africa, USA, Ireland, Brazil and Argentina. The group was voluntary and worked on a non-profit basis. It produced individual and handmade posters for causes such as the struggle for women's liberation, and posters against colonialism in Africa and against racism, often in collaboration with other organisations. In addition it made three history sets of educational posters, each set consisting of twelve posters, these were: 'Whose World is the World', a history of colonialism; 'Between Future and Past' (1983), a history of women's struggle for equality in the west; and 'Future Fictions', a historical view of technology. The group also put on exhibitions and produced films.

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