A new Scottish left wing movement will set up a branch in Rutherglen and Cambuslang later this month.
RISE, Scotland’s Left Wing Alliance, will hold a launch event at Rutherglen Town Hall on Tuesday, October 27.
Speakers booked for the event include Rutherglen SSP member and trade unionist Gerry McMahon, Cat Boyd and Maria Feeney.
Ms Boyd is a trade union and youth activist who played a leading role in the Radical Independence Campaign during the referendum, as well as one of the strongest supporters of a new left-wing alliance.
Maria Feeney recently contested a council by-election in Wishaw for the SSP and is one of the founders of the From Wishaw to Calais voluntary group, who raised money as well as collecting goods for refugees.
RISE - which stands for Respect, Independence, Socialism and Environmentalism - is an alliance between the Scottish Socialist Party as well as socialists and radicals from other groups, mainly from the Radical Independence Campaign.
At its national launch in Glasgow in August, over 600 people attended to hear speeches from the likes of novelist and playwright Alan Bissett, former SSP MSP Colin Fox and Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter International movement.
Gerry McMahon said: “The SSP has a proud history of campaigning and agitating for policies to help working class families such as free school meals and free prescriptions.
“We also have a record of thinking outside the box and ignoring the constraints which
Radical Members of the SSP, including Gerry McMahon (left) will be involved with RISE while Cat Boyd (inset) will be a guest speaker at the launch