Calton Weavers: Scotland’s First Working Class Warriors

‘Weave Truth With Trust’ is the message which is depicted on the banner of the striking workers who belonged to the iconic ‘Calton Weavers’. A banner which has been captured in all of its tragic beauty by Scottish artist Ken Currie in a painting which now takes pride of place in the Glasgow’s Peoples Palace, … Continue reading Calton Weavers: Scotland’s First Working Class Warriors

Born of Poverty: More Than a Club

Like many members of the Celtic family I am also in favour of any worthwhile community cause which aims to end social and economic inequality, particularly if it is done so via a formidable grassroots approach. In this sense, I, like hundreds of thousands of others from within the Celtic family, can easily claim to … Continue reading Born of Poverty: More Than a Club

An Gorta Mor – An Honest Remembering

The Palestinian historian Edward Said (1935 – 2003), considered to be one of the 20th Century’s greatest thinkers, wrote in 2001 that the real tragedy of history is that so much of it is lost to time and is forgotten about, or, worse still, that it is mis-remembered in such a way that people of … Continue reading An Gorta Mor – An Honest Remembering

Seanmcdon – A Brief Bio

Welcome to the site and thank you very much for taking the time to check it out. If you've made it this far then it is safe to assume that you and me have some fairly common interests - Victorian History, Scottish Culture, Criminology and Celtic FC - all of which will be discussed in … Continue reading Seanmcdon – A Brief Bio