Further Resources

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Turkey Red Resources in the UK

Select Bibliography


To listen to a podcast which examines the global networks of the Scottish Turkey red industry, click on the link below.

Loud and Peculiar

(Podcast in association with the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, University of Edinburgh)


Follow these links to a selection of essays about different aspects of the Scottish textile industry.

Block Printing in the Vale of Leven by Archibald Aitken (former employee of United Turkey Red Co. Ltd)

Working in the Vale of Leven by Dave Harvie (independent historian)

Turkey Red in the Glasgow International Exhibition by Stana Nenadic (project leader)

The Turkey Red Collection by Sally Tuckett (project researcher)


Researching the Turkey red industry has taken us to institutions and archives around Scotland and even to the United States in the Winterthur Museum and Library.  Below are some pictures showing some of the items we have come across.

FB 722 LB - red ground with diagonal pattern possible JFW influence


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