Stuart Christie Collection.

Reference Code

GB243 T/SOR/21


Stuart Christie Collection

 Dates of Creation

1964 – c.2004


1 folder

Name of Creators

Stuart Christie


Level of Description



Administrative History

Stuart Christie (b.1946) is an anarchist writer and publisher renowned for his attempt and subsequent imprisonment in 1964 to assasinate General Franco. Christie had previously been involved in the Anarchist Federation and direct action protest at Faslane Naval Base. When he was 18 he hitchhiked to Madrid, picking up plastic explosive in Paris, with the intention of killing Franco. He was arrested before making his attempt and his imprisonment provoked an international campaign for his release. Christie was freed in 1967 and went on to establsh the Cienfuegos Press, a publisher of anarchist literature. He was also the editor and publisher of the local Orcadian newspaper The Free-Winged Eagle.


Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of correspondence, press cuttings and publications.


System of Arrangement

Items are arranged according to their original order where possible.


Custodial History

Previously held by Stuart Christie.


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Stuart Christie.


Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Appraised according to the Spirit of Revolt appraisal policy.



Further accruals are expected.


Access Conditions



Copyright Reproduction

Application for reproduction should be made to the Spirit of Revolt group.


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 (Ref: T/SOR) collections held at Glasgow City Archives.


Date(s) of Description

Compiled by Christopher Cassells (Project Archivist), April 2013.


1 Correspondence
1 Correspondence between Stuart Christie’s mother Olive[?] and Walter Morrison regarding actions by the Scottish Committee of 100 in supprot of Stuart prior to his trial in Spain. Includes a statement by the Scottish Committee of 100 on Stuart Christie. Read on line.
2 2 letters from Leigh Morrison and Walter Morrison to Stuart Christie.  Read on line.
2 Press cuttings
1 Obituary written by Stuart Christie of Walter Morrison in the Guardian. Read on line.
2 Obituary of Walter Morrison in The Herald. Read on line.
3 Printed draft of obituary written by Stuart Christie of Walter Morrison.  Read on line.
3 Publications
1 Corkerhill: A Place Worth Fighting For. Written by Walter Morrison.  Read on line.