The story of Glasgow's greatest shipyard

Oral Histories

Tam Brady and Fairfield Shipyard apprentices 1976.

Tam Brady (middle row, six from the left) and Fairfield Shipyard apprentices 1976.

All of the extracts which appear here are taken from oral history life narrative interviews which were conducted by Valerie Wright in 2017 as part of the Leverhulme funded project ‘Employment, Politics and Culture in Scotland 1955-2015’ (RPG-2016-283) based in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow.

In each case the individual named selected the extract that appears on this site.

Below are links to the audio and corresponding transcripts of the shipyard workers who were interviewed, they are listed in chronological order of when each individual started in Fairfield.