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Our Backers

The Jimmy Reid Foundation is supported by a group of high-profile patrons

Aamer Anwar
Human rights lawyer

Dr Richard Dixon
Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland

Winnie Ewing
Former MP

Sir Alex Ferguson
Former football manager

Jackie Kay
Poet, novelist, playwright and Scots Makar

Len McCluskey
General Secretary, Unite the Union

Henry McLeish
Former First Minister

Tom Nairn
Writer and academic

Joan Reid
Jimmy Reid’s widow

Grahame Smith
Former STUC general secretary

Elaine C Smith
Actor and entertainer

Ruth Wishart
Journalist and writer

We also acknowledge the inspiration and contributions from the late Iain Banks, author; the late Campbell Christie, former STUC General Secretary; the late Professor Ailsa McKay academic, economist and feminist; and the late Alaistair Gray, artist and writer.