Anderston Quay took yet another step to becoming a Scottish Wapping this week. At the same time as he denounced New International’s

. ‘concentration camp' operation, , Record/Mail publisher, Robert

5 Maxwell, was erecting barbed wire

' around the Scottish plant and hiring a

private security lirm complete with

dogsto protect itlrom unspecilied

f break-ins. This move came alter all

stall had been sacked lor the third time ' and then invited to reapply lortheir

jobs albeit with dillerent companies.

2 To date, print union SDGAT ’82 had ' reluctantly re-negotiated employment

tor its members although voting 7:1

against crossing NUJ picket lines.

Midday today (Thursday) is the

deadline Maxwell has set lor i applications to the two new companies;

The Scottish Daily Record and Sunday

. Mail (1986) Ltd and the British Newspaper Printing Corporation

(Scotland) Ltd. Maxwell has said that

he will not re-instate union ollicials David Robertson and David Sharp. At the time at going to press it was

unknown how many journalists had

re-applied tor their jobs but there were 3 tears amongst otherjournalists that

3 some may have done so. Maxwell’s

; apparent willingness to produce

= newspapers lrom Anderston Duay with a combination ol ex-Record/Mail and

non-NUJ stall is bound to create ill leeling and it may well be a tear at what

1 this may lead to that is the reason

; behind the security arrangements.

Journalists at the Record and Mail are still calling lor proper negotiations without preconditions which do not

seem likely at the present time although both the TUC and Neil Kinnock 3

. have been approached to mediate in

the dispute. In lact, the Labour party is still coming in tor criticism tor its relusal to condemn Maxwell more

criticism ol Rupert Murdoch’s

methods, Maxwell has shown himsell i just as willing to use new ‘anti-union‘

i laws to achieve hls ends. The idea

{ behind setting up new, tragmented

companies is to make ‘secondary action’ illegal. David Sharp, deputy FoC at the Record/Mail told me that

I lully, although it must be said, not trom ' union stall on the Record. For all his


I Daily Mirror reporters and teature | writers are contracted to dillerent ( companies making united industrial

action impossible within the law.

At the present time, journalists at Anderston Duay have maintained a united lront and have been particularly

unwilling to retract their views that Maxwell is threatening the Scottish identity at the papers. Roy Jenkins, MP has called tor Maxwell to sell the papers, but he seems unwilling to do so. As long as this stalemate continues there seems no prospect ol the Record in its present torm being on the streets lor a longtime.


An exhibition and auction organised by three Edinburgh undergraduates to raise money lor development in Alrica could also give contemporary Scottish art a lilt. ‘New Art, New World’ which opens in London on 14 April leatures important new work by British, European and American artists, and gives Scottish artists like Bruce McLean, Steven Campbell and June Redtern a major showcase.

Since mid-1984, organisers Jay Jopling, Charles Booth-Clibborn and Greville Worthington have looked to combine their interest in contemporary

I art with their concern lor conditions in

Ethiopia and elsewhere.

Their lirst idea was a lund-raising

, magazine on Scottish art. The success

01 Band Aid convinced them they should raise their sights. When the art establishment responded to their next

? idea, a sale at specially commissioned 2 work, with ‘lantastic idea, who are you?‘ they realised they had to talk to

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the artists. Winning over major dealers like the

Pace Gallery in New York opened up channels lorthem to ‘knock on artists’ doors, botherthem and be enthusiastic,’ says Jay.

The dealers’ endorsement persuaded artists the auction would not be a career-damaging knockdown atlair. The decision to hand the money overto the Save the Children lund convinced them it would be wisely used.

Sixty- eight artists, including Karel Appel, Julian Schnabel and Antony Caro, have produced pieces lorthe exhibition. ’This project belongs to the artists,’ says Greville. Butthe organisers have given themselves a lew treats tor their ellorts. ‘We have had to go through certain people, but we have selected the artists,‘ says Greville. ’Living in Edinburgh, and knowing a bit about Scottish art we decided to ask young Scottish artists to contribute.’

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They also chose the exhibition theme, ‘New Beginnings.‘ ‘ltrellects the new spirit in art, and the hope lor new beginnings in East Alrica,’ says

; Greville. ‘ll we had asked for pieces on

Alrica, it could have been a dreary, depressing, pessimistic show.‘ And

- they are staging the kind at exhibition , they want. Admission will be lree and . the venue will be a car showroom in

central London ’we wanted to extend

; beyond the usual commercial art 1 world.’

They hope to raise more than £150,000, most at it in the auction on 20 April, held live at Christie's, London, and hooked up by satellite to Christie’s, New York. And there’ll be other income trom the catalogue, a run ol100 Richard Long silk-screened

E prints, and 8500 Katherine Hamnett


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in East Alrica is seen as long-term, but alterthe exhibition it's back to school = to linish linal exams. As Jay puts it:

‘Alter this, sitting tinals will seem easy}


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