Fairfield Experiment

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The Fairfield experiment was an experiment in industrial relations carried out at the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Glasgow during the 1960s. The experiment was agreed by George Brown, the First Secretary in Harold Wilson's cabinet, in 1966. The company was facing closure, but Brown agreed to provide £1M of state cash to enable the Trade Unions, the management and the shareholders to try out new ways of industrial management.[1]

The Bowler and the Bunnet[edit]

The Bowler and the Bunnet was a film directed by Sean Connery and written by Cliff Hanley about the Fairfield Experiment.[2]


  1. ^ Dudgeon, Piers (2012). Our Glasgow: Memories of Life in Disappearing Britain. Headline. ISBN 9780755364466. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Scottish Studies Foundation, The Bowler and the Bunnet". www.scottishstudies.com. Scottish Studies Foundation. Retrieved 1 March 2018.