Ku Klux Klan Spread Poison in Scotland

By Ellin, Tony | Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland), June 19, 1997 | Go to article overview

Ku Klux Klan Spread Poison in Scotland


Ellin, Tony, Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)


A small Scots town is being targeted by the KU KLUX KLAN.

Dozens of sinister recruitment leaflets for the Klan were left on cars parked in the centre of Cupar, Fife.

They gave an address in the US and urged: "Join us today."

Police are probing the campaign. Those behind it could be charged with incitement to racial hatred.

Locals and anti-racism campaigners are horrified by the Klan's appearance in Cupar.

Tony Robson of pressure group Searchlight said: "There are only a few dozen Klansmen in Scotland, but they are vocal and violent.

"They often use leaflets to contact gangs at street level.

"Often, the Klan are not directly responsible for racial attacks. But they act as agitators wherever they find racial tension."

Chris Oswald, director of Fife Racial Equality Council, said: "There is a definite Klan presence in some of Scotland's major cities, including Dundee and Edinburgh.

"But it's no surprise they have targeted Cupar. It is the sort of small, white, conservative town which has been pinpointed in England. …

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