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Successful launch of Jimmy Reid biography at UNITE Scotland offices, 25 Oct 2019

Jimmy Reid Biography launch

The Jimmy Reid Foundation, in association with UNITE Scotland (as the successor union to the engineering union of Jimmy Reid’s time), launched the new and definitive biography of Jimmy Reid on Friday 25 October at UNITE Scotland’s Glasgow offices.

The biography, with the cooperation of the Reid family, has been written by Alan McKinlay and Bill Knox – see

An audience of some 50 union activists, officers, former officers and UCS veterans, along with Jimmy’s widow, Joan Reid, heard UNITE general secretary, Len McCluskey, as the guest speaker and was followed by Alan McKinlay and Bill Knox.

We thank UNITE for providing the facilities to launch the biography and to the general secretary for speaking.

Below is a photo of Len McCluskey with authors Bill Knox (left) and Alan McKinlay (right).