Welcome to ‘The People’s Voice: Scottish political poetry, song and the franchise, 1832-1914’.  Funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, this project, conducted between 2016 and 2018, unearthed a wealth of political poetry in the Scottish popular press, in broadsides, and in anthologised collections. Outputs on this website use these findings to analyse the role that poetry and song played in the extension of the electoral franchise in 1832, 1867-8, 1884 and 1918.

Project contact: RobertBurnsStudies@glasgow.ac.uk