This is the story before SMG started in 1969.

The original idea for the Scottish Minorities Group seems to have come from Ian Dunn's contact with members of the North-West Homosexual Law Reform Commitee, in particular Alan Horsfall.  However, this is an unfolding story as the archives are investigated.

Ian Dunn's links with North-West Homosexual Law Reform Committee

Bill McConnachie (7/3/2006) tells that there was the Bachelor Clan before SMG started. When it amalgomated a number of members decided to set up an alternative organisation called the Bachelor Club as a separate organisation.

There is a letter regarding the Bachelor Clan and a form requesting personal interests of a member applying there was an application fee of £2.