a new site to record and promote Gay History, Queer History, LGBT History with a Scottish slant.
This site has been moved to a new host and is in process of being updated.
Ian Dunn starts Scottish Minorites Group (SMG) in 1969
Before SMG Started in 1969 there was the Bachelor Clan, Esquire Clubs in the N of England and more
Paisley Gay Group starts in 1970s - Paisley Gay Group 1970s becomes Paisley & District Branch of SHRG 1979
Aberdeen Branch of SMG starts in 1971
International Gay Rights Congress, Edinburgh 1974
Gay Centres in Glasgow from 1977 - Was it the First in the UK?
Glasgow Gay Club 1980 - 1982
What the Press in Scotland said about us
History of Gaysocs at Scottish Educational Institutions
Ian Dunn Archive Index: exploring the Outright Scotland Archive (popularly known as the Ian Dunn Archive) housed in the National Archives of Scotland.
HIV: The Scottish Dimension
LGBT Law in Scotland: Timeline
Update Log: find latest additions: 07/2016.
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This site is research and will probably always be under construction. However, it works fine but links are rather primitive and you require the use of the <Back> button on your browser quite a lot. It works best with Mozilla Firefox browser and construction is done using Ubuntu Linux running Dreamweaver and the like.
This is prepared by Ian Strang for personal research purposes and should not be quoted. The material on this web site should be used only for educational purposes and not for profit, names should be used only with permission, and any material accessed through the web site should be properly attributed.
The material on this web site is believed to be in the public domain. However certain parts may be copyright. Any infringement of copyright is unintentional and will be rectified if you email.
Included are a range of information on the early development of the LGBT Movement in Scotland. Starting with Ian Dunn's original ideas and contacts with N America. (see Topics of Interest)
Thanks to Outright Scotland and The Herald, formerly The Glasgow Herald, for permission to use their material. The Herald have requested that requests for reprints of historical material from the paper should be addressed to the one of the libraries which hold microfilms.
Ian Wullie's Story: Being the tale of mysel, an Aberdeenshire loon fa wis born in 1941. My grannie aye caed me Ian Wullie, sae I'll use that name here. I'm nae sure if I can mine or no, or maybe I was telt, but a blimp came our the hoose wi it rope trailin doon aneath and scraped the tiles. My ma went out a a whirl wi me in her airms, I ettle she wis afae exitit. That man hae been afour the war endit, sae I wis born afore then.
Maybe its nae jist a tale, but maer remebrances o fouks fae the past, fouks I kent, fouks I ha heard telt o, an mony fouks I hae read aboot on the web. I wid tell the tale in Buchan if I'm able an pit a wee bit translation i the ither spik if I hae the time.
Since I started studying again work on this site has become more intermittant. I am a therapist seeing clients in Glasgow. Currently I am a senior student at the Karuna Institute training in Core Process Psychotherapy and studying for an MA in Buddhist psychotherapy practice. I am a UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Candidate in Training. (see www.glasgow-therapy.co.uk)
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