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Unite For A Workers' Economy Mural In Glasgow's Calton doffs cap to the Calton Weavers

Glasgow. Calton, Ross Street. Mural, Unite For A Workers' Economy @UniteEconomy- Unite Union commision a new mural by artist, Mack Colours in the Calton area of the city. Location chosen for it's proximity to the first ever Glasgow strike by the Calton Weavers. The Calton weavers were a community of handweavers established in the community of Calton, then in Lanarkshire just outside Glasgow, Scotland in the 18th century. In 1787 the weavers went on strike. Troops opened fire on the demonstrators and six weavers were killed. In the early 19th century, many of the weavers emigrated to Canada, settling in Carleton Place and other communities in eastern Ontario, where they continued their trade. · Calton, the home of the first recorded strike in Scottish history. Our message is clear, always 'Support The Strikes'.



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