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Below is a small selection of photographs from the 1970's relating to The Army of the Provisional Government (APG) also known as The Tartan Army. We would be pleased too hear from you if you have anymore photographs or information from this time.

 

The Tartan Army with the Wallace Sword

 

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Two members from the APG posing with the Wallace Sword that was liberated from the Wallace Monument to highlight the poor security and public access to the sword.

 

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The Wallace Sword placed on top of a map of Scotland and Saltire flag.

 

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A picture of the Wallace Sword , with a map of Scotland and the Saltire. This picture with the one above were distributed at Scottish Nationalist events in the 1970's.

APG men Major Frederick Boothby (left) and Bill Murray (right)

 

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Two members of the APG leaving Glasgow High Court in May 1975 handcuffed together. Major Frederick Boothby (left) and William (Bill) Murray. If you look closely at the photograph, between the two APG men is William (Liam) Anderson believed to be the front man for the APG. 

 

 

APG Trial John Carlyle on the right

 

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Two alleged members of the APG leaving Glasgow High Court in May 1975 handcuffed together. At this moment in time we are unsure who the person on the left is. The person on the right is John Carlyle who had ALL charges dropped against him on Tuesday 20 May 1975.

 

 

 

 

APG Trial Tony Tunilla (left) Alastair Smith (right)

 

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Two members of the APG leaving Glasgow High Court in May 1975 handcuffed together. On the left is Tony Tunilla and Alastair Smith on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

APG Trial William Anderson

 

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Liam MacAindreas (William Anderson) giving the clenched fist of defiance as he is about to board the bus back to the prison from Glasgow High Court, May 1975.

 

 

APG Trial Major Frederick Boothby (left) and Colin Bell (Right)

 

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Two members of the APG Tartan Army arrive at Glasgow High Court in May 1975, on the left is Major Frederick Boothby and on the right is Colin Bell.

APG Trial William Anderson (left) Tony Tunilla (Right)

 

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Two members of the APG Tartan Army arrive at Glasgow High Court under a heavy police pressence at the front is William Anderson and behind him is Tony Tunilla.

 

 

 APG Trial Tony Tunilla (right) and William Anderson (right)

 

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Two members of the APG Tartan Army arrive at Glasgow High Court under a heavy police pressence on the right is William Anderson and on his left is Tony Tunilla.

 

 

 APG Trial 1975 Major Frederick Boothby (left) and Colin Bell (right)

 

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Members of the APG Tartan Army arrive at the Glasgow High Court for their trial, at the front is Major Frederick Boothby and Colin Bell, behind them is John Carlyle and Bill Murray.