|This is the story of how SMG started in 1969.
|The first record of a meeting is from 7 Feb, 1969 in Ian Dunn's
parents house. The purpose of the meeting was a first meeting of
individuals to discuss the position of the homosexual in Scotland".
There were five persons present and Ian made a record of
this the following day in Prestwick, Scotland.
The aim was to establish a committee: "being virual strangers" most
of the time was taken up exchanging experience and reading correspondence.
The felt the lack of an experienced committee and legal person. Other topics
discussed included: - obtaining Charitable status - law reform, what the
name should be - and association with the Albany Trust -
where to meet ("another problem to be resolved".
|The second meeting took place on 6 Mar, 1989 in Glasgow, there
is an agenda and
a summary of
note of the meeting.
|[Was there a meeting in April?]
|9 May 1969: Agenda for a meeting [with SMG logo at
head of paper], which did take place at 4 Moray Place, Glasgow..
|SMG. Notes for
EU/SVSS Talk 12 Jan 1970 Ian C Dunn
|Number of Members in 1970
|Ian Dunn produced a scatter map of
the number of members in 1970.
There were 28 members, 2 members from England, and 4 liaisons (various
purposes) outside Scotland. The original of this map spirit duplicated and dated 1/8/69 is in GD467/1/1/3. It shows 14 members plus 2 now in England and 7 liaisons plus 4 outside Scotland.