Our Backers

The Jimmy Reid Foundation is supported by a group of high-profile Patrons

Aamer Anwar
Human Rights Lawyer

Richard Dixon
Head of WWF Scotland

Winnie Ewing
Former MP

Sir Alex Ferguson
Football Manager

Alaistair Gray
Artist & Writer

Jackie Kay
Poet

Len McClusky
General Secretary, Unite the Union

Henry McLeish
Former First Minister

Tom Nairn
Writer & Academic

Joan Reid
Jimmy’s Widow

Elaine C Smith
Actor & Entertainer

Ruth Wishart
Journalist & Writer

We also acknowledge the inspiration and contributions from the late Iain Banks, author; from the late Campbell Christie former STUC General Secretary; from the late Professor Ailsa McKay academic, economist and feminist.