The Reid Foundation

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups


Member of The Reid Foundation Board

The Jimmy Reid Foundation has been established in memory of Jimmy Reid and to continue the legacy of radical political thinking his life represented.

The Foundation is an independent ‘think tank’ and advocacy group focused on practical, policy proposals for transforming Scotland which are based on analysis and investigation of the current Scottish and global political, cultural and social situation.

The Jimmy Reid Foundation was set up to include the full range of progressive politics in Scotland. All the work of The Reid Foundation is based on a series of underpinning principles drawn from Jimmy’s own radical political thinking that:

society should be based on equality and social justice;
people should have the democratic power to influence their workplace and social institutions;
quality of life should be at the forefront of political debate and not an afterthought;
justice can only come from peace and support for human rights;
ideas, learning, arts and culture have the power to transform society and individuals;
all these principles are underpinned by the importance of national identity and a vision for Scotland

The Jimmy Reid Foundation has been set up by the Scottish Left Review Editorial Board ( – the SLR was Jimmy’s last major political project.
Period1 Dec 2017 → …
Held atThe Reid Foundation, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Decent work
  • Social Justice
  • Reducing Inequalities
  • Quality of Life
  • Community Empowerment
  • Human Rights