Edinburgh and Leith Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society workers call for a strike in 1965.

Strikes in Scotland: Here are 17 pictures of Scottish industrial action in the 1960s

Striking refuse collectors have left rubbish piling up on the streets of Scottish cities, with teachers also preparing to take industial action.

It seems likely that the cost of living crisis will see more people stage walkouts in a bid to increase their earnings in the face of soaring inflation.

But this kind of industrial action is nothing new, with a series of strikes impacting everything from school pupils to air travel more than 60 years ago.

Here are 17 pictures showing the strikers of the 1960s.

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Here are 17 pictures showing the strikers of the 1960s.

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