clydeside reid

James Reid became internationally recognised in the early 1970s, when he led Upper Clyde shipbuilders in an attempt to stop Edward Heath’s Conservative government from closing shipyards on the River Clyde.  With his colleagues Jimmy Airlie, Sammy Gilmore and Sammy Barr, he organised a ‘work-in’ to demonstrate the viability of Clydeside shipyards, instead of a…