Counter Information Collection.

Counter Information Finding Aid.

Reference Code

GB243 T/SOR/12


Counter Information

Dates of Creation



29 items.

Name of Creators

Counter Information.

Level of Description


Administrative History

Counter Information was published in Edinburgh between 1984 and 2004. Counter Information began during the miners’ strike and was initially intended to counter the perceived bias against the miners in the mainstream media. After the miners’ strike had ended the collective behind Counter Information decided to continue the news-sheet. The normal print run for Counter Information was 12,000 and the project was funded by members of the collective and donations from supporters.

Scope and Content

Nos. 10, 24-24, 27-28, 31, 33, 35-36, 38-48, 50-55, 57-58

Supplements to Issues 17 and 22.

System of Arrangement

Items have been arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

The material in this collection was assembled from a number of individual collections donated to the Spirit of Revolt project. The decision to remove items from individual collections to construct complete, or near complete, runs of publications was taken to reduce duplications and make the publications more accessible to researchers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

John Cooper: Nos. 24-25 Read on line,   PDF and other downloads, 27-28, 31, 33.   35-36, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads, 38-42, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads,  43, 44.   45, Read Online. 46, Read Online  PDF and other downloads.  47, Read Online. 48, Read Online.  50, Read Online.  51, Read Online.  52, Read Online. 53, Read Online. 54-55, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads, 57, Read Online. 58, Read Online.

K. M. No. 10. Read Online. Supplements to Issues 17 and 22, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

Dek: No. 37.

Máirtín Ó Catháin: No. 40 (scanned copy).

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Appraised according to the Spirit of Revolt appraisal policy.


No further accruals expected.

Access Conditions


Copyright Reproduction

Application for reproduction should be made to the archivist.

Existence of Copies

No known copies.

Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at Glasgow City Archives and on the Spirit of Revolt website.

Publication Note

No known publications.

Related collections

Other Spirit of Revolt collections are held at Glasgow City Archives (ref: T/SOR).

Date(s) of Description

Compiled by Christopher Cassells (Project Archivist) with assistance from Hartwig Pautz (Volunteer). January 2013.

Updated by Paula Larkin (Project Archivist) September 2018.