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 unearths the wealth of political poetry found in the Scottish popular press, and uses its findings to analyse the roles that poetry and song played in the extension of the electoral franchise in 1832, 1867-8, 1884 and 1918.

On these pages, you will find information about the project’s objectives, the team, and our upcoming events.  We will also regularly be posting blog entries on our findings and other relevant material.

You can follow us on twitter: @PeoplesVoiceSco