Edinburgh · James Connolly Society

JCS Supports Basque Political Prisoner in Scotland

The James Connolly Society is supporting Benat Atorrasagasti, a Basque political prisoner currently being held in Saughton Prison in Edinburgh. Benat has lived openly in Scotland for many years and is now facing European extradition warrants from Spain and France. The JCS have been involved in solidarity work with the Basque Country for many years. In… Continue reading JCS Supports Basque Political Prisoner in Scotland

Edinburgh · James Connolly · James Connolly Society

The Footsteps Of The Young James Connolly

Here it is a piece of social history, the best song ever written and the James Connolly Society’s anthem The Footsteps Of The Young James Connolly. This song was written by Gerry Mulvenna during his time living in Edinburgh as a student in the late eighties. Edinburgh based folk duo Patsy Mack, Bobby Nicholson and… Continue reading The Footsteps Of The Young James Connolly

Edinburgh · James Connolly Society

James Connolly Day

Tomorrow sees the first ever James Connolly Cup 5-a-side tournament in Edinburgh. Teams from across Scotland will compete for the silverware. Following the football this years James Connolly wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Connolly plaque at 2.30pm. The events will round off with a fundraiser for the Connolly Foundation’s statue appeal. And… Continue reading James Connolly Day

James Connolly Society · Republicanism · Scotland

JCS Condemns State’s Attempts To Raise Tensions

Statement from James Connolly Society Following a lengthy investigation, and after briefing our activists, the James Connolly Society would like to put the following information into the public domain. We have made this decision in the interests of transparency and also to alert the wider community to this ongoing campaign against republicanism in Scotland. Over… Continue reading JCS Condemns State’s Attempts To Raise Tensions