Each September since the 1960s Andrew Fletcher, 'The Patriot', has been commemorated by a short lecture in East Saltoun Parish Church where he is buried. Over the years some of the country's most distinguished historians, politicians, and writers have offered their thoughts on Fletcher, and on Scotland past and present. In this publication, fifteen of these talks selected from the years 1979 to 1999 are reproduced, including those by historians Gordon Donaldson, Geoffrey Barrow, Bruce Lenman, William Ferguson, David Simpson, Edward Cowan and Murray Pittock, politicians Neil MacCormick and John Home Robertson, philosopher Alexander Broadie, writers Arnold Kemp, Billy Kay and Sheila Douglas, and the merchant banker and businessman Sir iain Noble. Paul Scott, the distinguished historian and writer in Fletcher and his period, edited the papers and hos own address at East Saltoun in 1984 is included.
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Book Description Saltire Society, UK, 2003. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches. P/B 191 pages, condition is NEW. Bookseller Inventory # 47205