Publication - Independent report

Policing of the miners' strike 1984-1985 - impact on communities: independent review

Published: 28 Oct 2020

This is the final report from the independent review that was commissioned to investigate and report on the impact on communities in Scotland on the policing of the miners' strike 1984 to 1985.

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Policing of the miners' strike 1984-1985 - impact on communities: independent review
Meetings

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Meetings

The following engagement events were held by the inquiry in mining communities.

Alloa

25-Oct-18

Cumnock

13-Nov-18

Lochgelly

20-Nov-18

Newtongrange

21-Nov-18

Fauldhouse

27-Nov-18

Oakley

28-Nov-18

Fallin

05-Dec-18

Auchengeich

06-Dec-18

In addition, certain other meetings were arranged, involving miners, police officers, politicians and others with relevant experience and knowledge. Some individuals provided assistances but preferred not to be named.

23 August 2018 – Dr Jim Phillips – Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow.

23-Oct-18 – Michael Hogg – miner during the Strike and Michael then moved to railways which he found had a similar spirit to the mines. Has been an elected officer for RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) since 1990.

12-Nov-18 – David Seath – employed by the NCB (National Coal Board) and held various managerial roles at collieries in Ayrshire, Fife, Lothians and Stirlingshire. At the time of the Strike in 1984-85 he was manager of Comrie mine in Fife.

19-Nov-18 – Tommy Brennan – former steelworker and Shop Stewards' Convener at Ravenscraig Steelworks, Motherwell. He held this position at the time of the Strike.

14 December 2018 – Graham Smith, General Secretary of the STUC.

13 January 2019 – Sir William Sutherland – Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police force during the strike.

13-Mar-19 – Dr Ian Oliver – Chief Constable of the Central Scotland Police force during the strike.

28-Mar-19 – Hugh Ormiston – Chaplain of the Longannet Complex during the Strike.

16 April 2019 – Henry McLeish – served as a Councillor and Leader in Fife Regional Council, part of which was during the Strike. Former First Minister of Scotland


Contact

Email: minersstrikereview@gov.scot