By Andrew Murray Scott
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The fourth youth,James Clubb, aformer Chairman of Dumbarton Young Scottish Nadonalism, and one of theyouths who had attended the experiments at the quarry, testified at the trial that Lester and Crawford had come to his house on the evening of 15 September and asked him to phone British Rail at Dumbarton Station and ask when the next train to Glasgow was. He did so and was told that all trains had been cancelled due to a bomb scare. He said that Lester "seemed to be expecting it". " Then he told Clubb that he had planted a bomb on the line.
Petty acts wing associations. As is known from the book, the political violence shown in the film is eventually seen to emanate from cornmunist sources. The two references to violence and left wing agitation are completely unfounded and indicate political slur by the BBC on the Scottish National Party. And lest you claim ignorance that these allegations exist in fact let me advise you that the Conservative Party has been using this smear for the last five years and that their candidate in the recent Dundee East By-Election employed it once more.
It passed with only one dissension. Most of the members subsequently rejoined the SNP and some became involved with the pirate radio station, "Radio Free Scotland". Vith the run-up to the general election already under way and the SNP highly optimistic about their chances in a number of seats, the last thing they wanted were further bomb incidents. Especially since they faced two unexpected and difficult by-elections, called for the same night, 8 November. The SNP's "k's Scotland's Oil" campaign was rightly acknowledged to be one of the major factors behind the party's dramatic success and the party was greatJy embarrassed when an explosion occurred in September at Bridge of Earn, some four miles from Perth, since the target was, for rhe first time, an oil pipeline.