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Scottish Socialist Voice

Scottish Socialist Voice
"Scottish Socialist Voice"
Issue 437 of the Scottish Socialist Voice
TypeFortnightly newspaper
Owner(s)Scottish Socialist Party
EditorKen Ferguson
Political alignmentSocialist
HeadquartersSuite 308/310, 4th Floor, Central Chambers,
93 Hope St,
G2 6LD

The Scottish Socialist Voice is a fortnightly political newspaper in Scotland, published by the Scottish Socialist Party.[1]


Established in November 1996, the Voice started life as the newspaper of Scottish Militant Labour, before being handed over to the Scottish Socialist Party on its formation in 1998.[2] Alan McCombes, the paper's founding editor,[3] continued to act as editor until 2003. For a short time afterwards it was edited by Kath Kyle, followed by Joanna Harvie,[4] and it is currently edited by Ken Ferguson.

It was originally launched as a fortnightly publication, and moved to a weekly format in May 2001[5] at great financial cost,[6] before returning to fortnightly production in 2007. In 2009, it changed from a broadsheet to a tabloid format. It is primarily distributed through subscription and street sales.

The aims of the Voice, as set out in its first issue, are:

  • To report the struggles of ordinary people against injustice, discrimination and exploitation.
  • To expose corruption and hypocrisy in high places.
  • To cover politics, culture and sport from a socialist standpoint.
  • To champion the cause of an independent socialist Scotland as part of a worldwide fightback against global capitalism.

In December 2004, the Voice celebrated its 200th issue.[5] In November 2006, it celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Forum events

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Since at least 2013, the Voice has hosted a number of cross-party discussion events called "Forums". In December 2013, figures from the pro-independence left were invited to a Forum to discuss Scotland's Future, which was chaired by John Finnie and featured Jim Sillars, John McAllion, Isobel Lindsay, Prof Mike Danson, Maggie Chapman, and Colin Fox on its panel.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Warrant sales". 8 March 2000. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  2. ^ "The SSP and the fight for a Better Left in Scotland". 26 May 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  3. ^ "SSP in race to replace Tommy Sheridan". 19 January 2005. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Cameron's top spin doctor may be called as witness at Sheridan trial". 14 October 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  5. ^ a b "SCOTLAND: Socialist Voice celebrates 200th issue". 15 December 2004. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Sheridan resigns as leader of the Scottish Socialists". 11 November 2004. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Scottish left talks independence in Edinburgh". The Targe. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
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