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Shirley Gibb




28th September 1943 – 19th May 2013


Shirley Gibb – Memories and Reflections of a Comrade and Friend


Readers of The Point will be saddened to hear of the recent passing of our dear friend and comrade Shirley Gibb. Our thoughts and best wishes are with Shirley’s family and her numerous friends. Shirley was one of the founding members of The Point and also our predecessor, the DGS. Instead of publishing an obituary that would be written by one person, we thought that it would be a nice idea to ask a few of the people who knew Shirley to share their thoughts and memories of this remarkable woman. 


Articles by Shirley Gibb in The Point

Is there any Hope for The Left in Scotland? here 

There are plenty of campaigns and plenty of left groups fighting them. It seems that identifying a common enemy is one thing but unity of purpose is another. Shirley Gibb asks the question, “Is there hope for the left in Scotland?”


The Olympics: Greed or Glory here

by Shirley Gibb


Community Food Initiatives here

Every Little Helps. Shirley Gibb looks at how people in their communities are challenging the big food industry agenda.

External links:

Bella Caledonia

Bright Green

George Monbiot

Green Left


The Jimmy Reid Foundation

Richard Dawkins

Scottish Left Review

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