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  • Graeme Obree
    Graeme Obree

    On the way to breaking the World hour record, Graeme Obree created major controversy in the professional cycling world over his unique riding style and his pioneering construction techniques. He famously had to use washing machine parts to complete the building of his ’Old Faithful’ machine.

  • Margaret Oliphant
    Margaret Oliphant

    Margaret Oliphant (1828 – 97), née Wilson, was born at Wallyford near Edinburgh. Her father was a businessman, and the family moved to Glasgow and then to Liverpool where she spent her childhood. Her first novel, Passages in the Life of Mrs Margaret Maitland (1849), was set in Scotland and

  • Ian A. Olson
    Ian A. Olson

    Ian Olson , educated at Robert Gordon’s College and Aberdeen University’s Medical School, followed a largely medical science and teaching career in Aberdeen, Bristol, Nottingham and Kuwait. He had a parallel career in Scottish ethnology, especially the traditional and historical

  • Richard Oram
    Richard Oram

    Richard Oram gained an MA (Hons) in Mediæval History and Archaeology and a PhD in Mediæval History from the University of St Andrews. He is Professor of Medieval and Environmental History at the University of Stirling and since 2011 has been Deputy Head of the School of Arts and

  • Aileen Orr
    Aileen Orr

    Aileen Orr was born and raised in Lockerbie before going on to study at the London School of Economics. After working for the Bank of America she joined and headed a new political team as regional director of the Countryside Alliance. She is now an advisor to Michael Russell MSP.

  • Our City (Various)
    Our City (Various)

    James Mackenzie (Introduction) James Mackenzie is best known as the star of BBC Scotland’s Raven , the BAFTA Award-winning children’s adventure gameshow. Visit the Raven website at www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/raven Julie Bertagna My first memory of Edinburgh

  • Thomas Owen Clancy
    Thomas Owen Clancy

    Thomas Owen Clancy is a poet and lecturer in the Department of Celtic at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of articles on numerous aspects of early medieval Celtic studies, and co-author, with Gilbert Márkus, of Iona: The Earliest Poety of a Celtic Monastry .

  • Agnes Owens
    Agnes Owens

    'Agnes Owens' hallmarks have been a frank irony, a deadpan gothic quality and a down-to-earth insistence on the surreality of most people's normality' – Ali Smith 'Agnes Owens was the most unfairly neglected of all Scottish authors. I don't know why'