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  • A.R.B. Haldane
    A.R.B. Haldane

    Archibald Richard Burdon Haldane was born in 1900, the nephew of Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane. Like his father and uncles, he attended the Edinburgh Academy, after which he went to Balliol College, Oxford to read history. He returned to Scotland to enter his father’s legal

  • Andy Hall
    Andy Hall

    Andy Hall lives in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, with his wife and children. He divides his time between primary school teaching, lecturing and photography.

  • Christina Hall
    Christina Hall

    After graduating, Christina Hall married British soldier Colin Hall and travelled and lived in the Far East and South Africa before settling down in the UK as a teacher for more than thirty years. She took early retirement to pursue her interest in writing and moved to Glen Spean, Speyside.

  • Derek Hall
    Derek Hall

    Derek Hall lives in Perth, where he is Deputy Director of SUAT (derived from the old Urban Archaeology Unit). He was educated at Elgin and in Weymouth and has worked for a variety of archaeological bodies, including Historic Scotland, where he was an inspector. He is currently Chairman of the

  • Simon W. Hall
    Simon W. Hall

    Simon Hall graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in Scottish Language and Literature in 1996, winning the university’s Ewing Prize for Scottish Literature. In 2004, he completed a PhD in Scottish Literature, also at Glasgow University, and he is currently Principal Teacher of English

  • Ursula Hall
    Ursula Hall

    Ursula Hall was a lecturer in Ancient History in St Andrews. She published numerous articles on Roman history and politics, and wrote and lectured on the cult of St Andrew and his role as patron saint of Scotland. She died in 2015. Picture by Sam Taylor.

  • Julian Halsby & Paul Harris
    Julian Halsby & Paul Harris

    Julian Halsby studied History of Art at Cambridge before becoming Senior Lecturer at a London art college, as well as dealing in 19th century English and Scottish art. He has written seven books including Scottish Watercolours 1740-1940 and many articles for The Artist magazine. He lectures for

  • David Hamilton
    David Hamilton

    David Hamilton was, until he retired in 2005, a transplant surgeon in Glasgow. He now teaches medical history in St Andrews University. As well as medicine, his great passion is golf, and he is the author of many books on the subject and runs his own small publishing press specialising in golf

  • Elsa Hamilton
    Elsa Hamilton

    Elsa Hamilton graduated in history from the University of Glasgow and worked as a teacher of history and politics. She gained a PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2004. Now retired, she focuses on writing and is involved in charity work and politics.

  • Ian R. Hamilton
    Ian R. Hamilton

    Best known for his part in the repatriation of the Stone of Destiny, Ian R Hamilton was one of Scotland’s most prominent lawyers, famously refusing to swear allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II arguing that she could only be referred to as Queen Elizabeth in Scotland. Born in Paisley in 1925, the

  • Mandy Hamilton and David Hawson
    Mandy Hamilton and David Hawson

    David Hawson is a retired GP from Monymusk in rural Aberdeenshire, and a painter who has exhibited with the Royal Scottish Watercolour Society. He has sailed extensively throughout the West Coast waters of Scotland and sketches and paints wherever he goes. Mandy Hamilton was born in England but

  • Rosemary Hannah
    Rosemary Hannah

    Rosemary Hannah first became interested in the third Marquess of Bute when she lived on the island of Bute. Whilst working as a guide at Mount Stuart she gained exceptional first-hand knowledge of the building. In 2000 she was awarded a PhD degree from the University of Durham for a thesis on the

  • Joe Harper
    Joe Harper

    Joe Harper’s football career saw him play for Everton and Hibernian and included legendary and cup-winning spells with Aberdeen Football Club. He still lives in Aberdeen, and regularly contributes to the local media.

  • Norman Harper
    Norman Harper

    Born: 1957 in Aberdeenshire First Book: Stronach (Stronach Media, 1992) Norman Harper was born in 1957 and raised in rural Aberdeenshire. He abandoned his university studies in medicine in favour of a career in journalism, beginning as a young reporter at The Press and Journal in Aberdeen.

  • Robin Harper
    Robin Harper

    Born in Caithness in 1940, Robin Harper was educated in London and Aberdeen. In 1999, he became the first member of the Green Party to be elected into parliament. He was the sole representative of the Green Party in the Scottish Parliament until 2003 when they won another six seats. As convenor of

  • Blind Harry
    Blind Harry

    Blind Harry (c. 1440 – 1492) also known as Harry, Hary or Henry the Minstrel, is renowned as the author of The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace , also known as The Wallace . Little is known about his life or identity and even his name remains

  • Gerry Hassan
    Gerry Hassan

    Gerry Hassan is a writer, commentator and thinker about Scotland, the UK, politics and ideas. Hailed by the Sunday Herald as ‘Scotland’s main public intellectual’, Gerry has written and edited a dozen books in the last decade on Scotland and the wider world: from the setting up of the

  • Gerry Hassan and James Mitchell
    Gerry Hassan and James Mitchell

    Gerry Hassan is a writer, commentator and thinker about Scotland, the UK, politics and ideas. Hailed by the Sunday Herald as ‘Scotland’s main public intellectual’, Gerry has written and edited a dozen books in the last decade on Scotland and the wider world: from the

  • Hamish Haswell-Smith
    Hamish Haswell-Smith

    Hamish Haswell-Smith was born in Glasgow on 20 September 1928, the son of Ralph Jeanrenaud Haswell-Smith and his wife Marion McNab. His father had served in the First World War and was wounded on the Somme. He studied agriculture at Edinburgh University, joined the Indian Forest Service and, in

  • Robert Hay
    Robert Hay

    Robert Hay grew up in the Moray countryside, was schooled in Forres, and studied science at Aberdeen University. His career as an environmental and agricultural scientist has taken him to many parts of the world, with prolonged periods in Africa and Scandinavia. After retiring from the post of

  • Liam Hayes
    Liam Hayes

    Liam Hayes lives in Dublin. He is an award-winning sports writer, and the best-selling author of Out Of Our Skins . Hayes is also a former newspaper editor for Ireland on Sunday , a sports columnist with the Irish Daily Mail , and a noted celebrity guest on sports programming and

  • Mairi Hedderwick
    Mairi Hedderwick

    Born: 1939 in Gourock, Inverclyde First Book: Katie Morag Delivers the Mail (Bodley Head, 1984) Awards: Honorary degree from the University of Stirling Mairi Hedderwick was born in Gourock in 1939 and moved to the Isle of Coll at the age of seventeen when she took a job as a

  • Hamish Henderson
    Hamish Henderson

    Born: 1919 in Blairgowrie Died: 2002 in Edinburgh First Book: Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica (John Lehmann, 1948) Awards: Somerset Maugham Award in 1949 for Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica ; voted Scot of the Year in 1983 by listeners of Radio Scotland. James (Hamish) Scott

  • Lizanne Henderson
    Lizanne Henderson

    Lizanne Henderson graduated in History and Fine Art from the University of Guelph, Ontario. She went on to do a postgraduate MA in Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s and a PhD in History and Scottish Studies at the University of Strathclyde. She is currently a Lecturer in

  • Meg Henderson
    Meg Henderson

    Meg Henderson was born in Glasgow. She is a journalist and author of the bestselling memoir, Finding Peggy . She has also written many well-loved novels, including The Holy City, Bloody Mary, Chasing Angels, The Last Wanderer, Second Sight and Daisy's Wars .

  • George Hendry
    George Hendry

    Dr George Hendry is a biologist and science writer. The origins of this book go back to a period in his student days when he was besieged an old house in the Highlands during a particularly midgy-ridden summer. He lives in Rossshire.  

  • Archie Hind
    Archie Hind

    Archie Hind was born in 1928. Educated in Glasgow, where he has spent most of his life, his jobs have included bus driving, glass sculpting and data processing. He studied writing for a year at Newbattle College under Edwin Muir, and attended WEA lectures by Jack Rillie of the English Department

  • Ed Hodge
    Ed Hodge

    Ed Hodge is the author of two acclaimed books, both close to his heart given his Perthshire upbringing. Jewel in the Glen: Gleneagles, Golf and The Ryder Cup was first printed in 2013, and subsequently updated for a second edition in 2014 after Europe's triumph. Our Day in May, the

  • Ethel G. Hofman
    Ethel G. Hofman

    Ethel G. Hofman grew up in Lerwick, Shetland and later emigrated to America where she now lives. She is a food journalist, author, and a past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

  • James Hogg
    James Hogg

    James Hogg (1770-1835) was born in the Ettrick Forest near Selkirk in the Scottish Borders. He left school for farm work at the age of seven and became a shepherd in his teens. Steeped in the oral tradition and encouraged by his employers, he determined to be a poet like Burns, and in 1810 he went

  • Michael Holman
    Michael Holman

    Michael Holman was brought up in Zimbabwe. He was Africa editor of the Financial Times from 1984 until 2002; between 1977 and 1984 he was the Financial Times’ Africa correspondent, based in Lusaka, Zambia. Michael is a respected freelance journalist and continues to travel extensively in

  • Edmond Hood
    Edmond Hood

    Edmond Hood is a former racing cyclist who competed at the highest levels in Scotland during the 1970s and 80s. He has worked as a photo journalist on all of Europe’s great races including the Tours of Spain, Italy and France as well as all of the five ‘monument’ races which

  • David Howarth
    David Howarth

    David Howarth served as a British naval officer during World War II running the Norwegian manned spy ring whose name became the title of his first best selling book. He was a prolific author and his most famous book ­ The Shetland Bus ­ has never been out of print since first publication.

  • Zoë Howe
    Zoë Howe

    Zoë Howe is a music author whose books include the authorised Slits biography Typical Girls?; ‘How’s Your Dad?’ Living in the Shadow of a Rock Star Parent and Florence + The Machine: An Almighty Sound (Omnibus Press). She also co-authored and collated former Dr

  • Mike Hughes
    Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes is a well known authority on WWII history in the Hebridean islands and has participated in discussions and presentations for the Islands Book Trust and the BBC He lives in Glasgow.

  • James Hunter
  • Roger Hutchinson
    Roger Hutchinson

    Born: 1949 in Farnworth, Lancashire First Book: Camanachd: The Story of Shinty Awards: Won 1996 British Weekly Sportswriter of the Year; short-listed for the 2004 Saltire Scottish Book of the Year award for The Soap Man: Lewis, Harris and Lord Leverhulme . Roger Hutchinson was

  • Scott Hutchison (illustrator)
    Scott Hutchison (illustrator)

    Scott Hutchison  was a Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artist. He was best known as the founding member – and primary songwriter – of the indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, with whom he recorded five studio albums. The band conquered the UK Top Ten Album Charts,