Phil Gillan

Extract of Phil Gillan’s account in Voices from the Spanish Civil War (Living Memory) by Ian MacDougall

Phil Gillan was born in the Gorbals in 1912. He was a member of the National Unemployed Workers’ Movement and played a side drum in the Gorbals Unemployed Flute Band. Phil was the first of the 549 to venture to Spain. This interview is an extract from  ‘Voices from the Spanish Civil War’ a publication by Ian MacDougall, which tells the verbatim accounts of Scottish members of the International Brigades. These are the real words of Phil performed by an actor. Image: Sean Hudson