Co-founder of the Scottish Labour Party, alongside Keir Hardie, and founding president of the SNP, Robert Cunninghame Graham distinguished himself as someone who, despite his privileged upbringing and the expectations of his peers, campaigned tirelessly for the poorest members of society: Irish crofters, Scottish miners, Liverpool dockers, workers everywhere; in short, a true Socialist. He was also vehemently anti-imperialist, an ally to South American indigenous peoples and their communities, an early advocate for the women’s vote, and a passionate devotee of animals, and their disappearing habitats.
Join Scotland Street Press and James Jauncey for a discussion of Don Roberto, The Adventure of Being Cunninghame Graham at The Scottish Storytelling Centre. Drinks will be provided.
Praise for Don Roberto
“A combination of all that is best in memoir, history and biography.”
- Caroline Moorehead