Self-Help and Propaganda: Scottish National Development Council, 1931-1939

MacKenzie, Angus
November 2010
Journal of Scottish Historical Studies;2010, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p123
Academic Journal
The article discusses the economic recovery efforts of the Scottish National Development Council (SNDC), founded in 1931 in the midst of the Great Depression. The author focuses on the contributions of Scottish industrialists Sir James Lithgow, Lord Weir of Eastwood, and Sir Steven Bilsland to such efforts. The economic conditions of Scotland following World War I and into the the 1930s are described. Emphasis is given to debates within the Scottish government and the SNDC regarding state economic aid, government economic intervention in Scottish industries, and self-help propaganda issued by the SNDC.


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