Campbell Christie

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For the British playwright, see Campbell Christie (writer).

Campbell Christie CBE (23 August 1937 – 28 October 2011)[1] was the General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress from 1986 to 1998.[2][3]

The son of a Galloway quarryman, he joined the civil service at the age of 17, rising through the ranks of the Civil Service Clerical Association. He became a leader of the "Sauchiehall Street Mafia", a left-wing association credited with helping radicalise the civil service unions in the 1960s.[4]

Away from politics, Christie was chairman of Falkirk F.C. during the 2000s.[5] During his tenure, Falkirk were promoted to the Scottish Premier League and developed the Falkirk Stadium.[6] He stepped down in 2009, making the announcement after Falkirk played in the 2009 Scottish Cup Final.[2]

Christie died at Strathcarron Hospice, Denny, Falkirk, aged 74, on 28 October 2011, after a short illness.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brian Wilson Obituary: Brian Wilson, The Guardian, 30 October 2011
  2. ^ a b "Christie quits as Bairns chairman". BBC Sport (BBC). 30 May 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Former STUC chief Campbell Christie dies". BBC News (BBC). 28 October 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Campbell Christie (1937–2011) obituary
  5. ^ "Falkirk consider Airdrie switch". BBC Sport (BBC). 19 February 2003. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Falkirk stadium gets green light". BBC Sport (BBC). 31 March 2005. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jimmy Milne
General Secretary of the STUC
1986–98
Succeeded by
Bill Speirs