Miller, Kathleen, 1936-2013, Anti-nuclear campaigner

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Miller, Kathleen, 1936-2013, Anti-nuclear campaigner

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1936-2013

History

Kathleen Laura MacLean George was born on the 10th October 1936 in Maybole, Ayrshire. Kathleen attended the University of Glasgow where she met John Miller, whom she married in 1961. They had three daughters; Jo (1962), Manda (1963) and Bridget (1965). After moving to St John's Town of Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway, in 1972, Kathleen became involved in politics, joining the Scottish National Party (SNP), canvassing at elections, and standing as a candidate for the local council. Much of her activism became focused on challenging the nuclear industry's plans to investigate the Galloway Hills as a site for the disposal of radioactive waste. With local campaigners, she educated herself and others, fundraised, lobbied, staged events and built a movement which eventually led to a public inquiry into the planning application to test bore at Mullwharchar. Kathleen also had links with the wider anti-nuclear movement in the rest of the UK, and continued to follow the development of nuclear related stories in the media until her death in January 2013, in Rhonehouse, Dumfries and Galloway.

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Maybole, Ayrshire (born: 10th October 1936); Glasgow, Glasgow City (attended University of Glasgow); St John's Town of Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway (lived and campaigned: 1972-1994); Rhonehouse, Dumfries and Galloway (died: January 2013)

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Anti-nuclear campaigner, c.1970-1990

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GB 1534 KM

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GB 1534

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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the Construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)

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Created by Hannah Grout, 3rd November 2016

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