Willie Douglas

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Willie Douglas (1940-2018) was a lifelong political activist. Born on 29th November 1940, in Glasgow's south side, he was the second youngest of a family of seven (including two siblings who died in infancy). After attending Shawlands Academy he worked at Wills' Tobacco factory in Dennistoun until his retirement in his 50s.

Co-founder of the The Society Of William Wallace, he was Convenor and secretary for over 40 years, and also a committee member of the 1820 Society for over 40 years

An inveterate writer of letters to the press, his last published days before he died, Willie was best-known for his campaigning on behalf of the Scottish national party (SNP) during many elections on the south side of Glasgow, where he lived.

Scotland's First Minister referred to Willie Douglas as an SNP stalwart. She said "Willie was a campaigning legend in Glasgow and beyond, totally committed to the independence cause and, above all, a wonderful human being loved by all.”

Willie died on 17th April 2018. He is survived by his brother, Hugh, his sister Betty Pairman, his neice Maureen hanlon and his nephew, Alex Norton.

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• The Herald
• The Society Of William Wallace

 
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