Revolt on the Clyde is William Gallacher's eye witness account of these tumultuous events - and more - in an era that helped put the 'Red' into 'Red Clydeside': as the bastion of Scottish socialism. It is the story of establishing works councils, of rent strikes and of the opposition to the First World War
William 'Willie' Gallacher (1881-1965) was a lifelong trade unionist and socialist. Largely self-educated, he had an adventurous life that took him from the small Scottish town of Paisley to Fordist America and Revolutionary Russia. He led the Clyde Workers' Committee during the First World War, was one of the founding members of the British Communist Party and served as the Communist MP for West Fife from 1935-50.