Trustee Meetings

The next meeting of the Trust will be held on Tuesday 11 June 2024


  • Mr Michael Allan, Glasgow
  • Ms Elizabeth Bryan, Age Scotland [Chair]
  • Mrs Joyce Connon, formerly Director of the Workers’ Educational Association
  • Mr Neil Fraser, Historic Environment Scotland
  • Dr Hugh Hagan, National Records of Scotland
  • Dr Ailsa Hutton, Senior Curator, National Museums Scotland
  • Ms Dorothy Kidd, formerly Curator at National Museums of Scotland [Secretary]
  • Dr Cathlin Macaulay, School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Mrs Janet McBain, formerly Curator Scottish Screen Archive [Treasurer]
  • Mr Alan Reid, Past President Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS)
  • Professor Emerita Siân Reynolds, historian, University of Stirling
  • Mrs Amina Shah, National Librarian and Chief Executive, NLS
  • Mr Oliver Taylor, Assistant Curator, National Museums Scotland
  • Mr Douglas Telfer, Unite the Union
  • Mr Martyn Wade, formerly National Librarian


  • Dr Catriona Macdonald, Glasgow  University
  • Professor Chris Whatley, historian, University of Dundee
  • Professor Emeritus W. Hamish Fraser, historian, University of Strathclyde
  • Mr Ian D McGowan, formerly Librarian, National Library of Scotland
  • Mr Bernard Beagan, formerly SWPHT Trustee

Research Workers:

The Trust’s main research worker was the late Dr Ian MacDougall, one of the leading practitioners in Oral History, who retired in 2013.

Other voluntary research workers are:

  • Neil Macvicar on farm workers
  • Julia Bohlmann on Co-operative Society workers
  • Veronica Hartwich on workers at the Volvo truck plant, Irvine

Meeting Minutes:

14th January 2020

9th June 2020

12th January 2021

8th June 2021

11th January 2022

7th June 2022

10th January 2023

13th June 2023