May Day Events in Scotland

12:00pm 1st - 10:00pm 3rd May 2021

Saturday 1st May


GLasgow_thumb.jpg 12noon - 1pm

We have a number of fantastic speakers and entertainment lined up.

Our Rally will be at 12pm.

Join us for a what will be a fantastic event celebrating and promoting the people and organisations that are Trade Unionism.

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Irvine and North Ayrshire

The Irvine May Day Rally is taking place online this year .

The event takes place on Saturday May 1st at 12 noon - 1pm


Gordon Martin, RMT Regional Organiser for Scotland

Gary Ettle, Amnesty International Country Co-ordinator for Israel/Palestine Middle East and the Gulf

Donna Fitzpatrick, Development Manager of Fullarton Community Association will say a few words about the Choices Community Matters Store Project - an important project which addresses food poverty issues in local communities .

Music from by Willie Sinclair - musician and folk singer and member of Musician’s Union .

Register for the event by email

Edinburgh and the Lothians


The 2021 Edinburgh and Lothians May Day Rally takes place online from 1pm – 3pm on Saturday May 1st. Register for the rally via this link and you will receive an email explaining how to join on the day.

The theme of this year’s rally is ‘A People’s Recovery'

The speakers at the rally are

Sheena Wellington, musician and campaigner

Gaby Jeliazkov, Platform and Just Transition Campaigner

Kathy Jenkins, Zero Covid Scotland and Scottish Hazards

Roz Foyer, General Secretary, STUC.

There will be music from Penny Stone (Edinburgh CND) and Calum Baird. Susan Morrison will compere.


Join Dundee’s Trades Council for our annual May Day rally on 1st May at 11AM. Due to covid regulations we will meet online through zoom.

Join us to hear from workers engaged in current disputes and plans for the coming year.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 879 1104 5735

Passcode: 228412



Please join us at our Aberdeen Trades Union Council online May Day event on Saturday 1st May to celebrate International Workers' Day.

ATUC is joining in with Aberdeen Social Centre and our May Day online rally will take place from 12-1pm with the Social Centre's Radical Cafe continuing the May Day theme from 1-2pm.

You can join the Zoom Meeting here

Monday 3rd May



Monday 3rd May at 7:00pm

The People's Recovery

Zoom event

Meeting ID: 854 6731 6576 Passcode: 532557

Facebook live

The Great May Day Cabaret


Monday 03 May 2021 | 8pm BST | FREE SHOW

Celebrating international workers’ day with the Great May Day Cabaret, sponsored by UNITE the Union. A top bill of comedy, music and spoken word


Compere Susan Morrison

Comedy from JoJo Sutherland and Vladimir McTavish

Spoken word from David Hayman ** and Victoria McNulty**

Music from** Calum Baird**


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