A series of events are set to take place across Glasgow next week to mark the centenary of the Battle of George Square.

Also known as Bloody Friday, the battle which took place on January 31, 1919, saw a massive riot break out in the city centre of Glasgow between police and striking workers.

People took to the streets to protest for a cut in working hours after a general strike crippled Glasgow's industries.

Running battles then spread across central Glasgow after the police launched a baton charge into the crowds.

Within a week of the Battle of George Square, the strike was over and a settlement was reached on the basis of a 47-hour working week.

Now 100 years on a series of events will take place on Thursday to mark the centenary of the conflict.

CommonSpace will be hosting its first forum of 2019 at its new home at Kinning Park Complex in Glasgow, next to Kinning Park Subway station.

The forum will look back at the story of Red Clydeside and discuss what can be learned from it while asking what a 21st century version of Red Clydeside would look like.

Glasgow City Archives at the Mitchell Library will be hosting a talk by Dr Valerie Wright of Glasgow University, who will consider the role that women played in the grassroots and party political activism in Glasgow and the west of Scotland, collectively termed “Red Clydeside”.

It starts at 6pm in the Moir/Dyer Room, and its free but places are limited. Book in person at the Granville Street reception or phone 0141 287 2999.

On the same day, Socialist Workers Party will host an event in the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow with the explanatory title Bloody Friday: was Britain on the brink of revolution? It starts at 7pm in the Old Sheriff Court building in Brunswick Street.