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  • Brian R W Lockhart
    Brian R W Lockhart

    Brian Lockhart studied history and politics at the University of Aberdeen, and joined the staff of George Heriot’s School in 1968, becoming Principal Teacher of History in 1972. In 1981 he was appointed Deputy Rector of The High School of Glasgow and in 1996 became Headmaster of Robert

  • Brian R. W. Lockhart and Arthur L. McCombie
    Brian R. W. Lockhart and Arthur L. McCombie

    Brian Lockhart studied history and politics at the University of Aberdeen, and joined the staff of George Heriot’s School in 1968. In 1981 he was appointed Deputy Rector of The High School of Glasgow and in 1996 became Headmaster of Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen. He retired in 2004 but

  • R.C. Johnston
    R.C. Johnston

    Ronald Carlyle Johnston was lecturer in Old French literature and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Oxford, 1935–48; Professor of French Language and Literature, University of St Andrews, 1948–61; Professor of Romance Philology and Medieval French Literature, Westfield College,

  • Michael Raffael
    Michael Raffael

    Michael Raffael is an acclaimed freelance food and travel writer. Educated at London University and the École Nationale de Langues Orientales Vivantes in Paris, he has also worked as a chef and judged many national food writing competitions. He has amassed a number of awards, including

  • P. J. G. Ransom
    P. J. G. Ransom

    P.J.G. Ransom has written ten books previously on railway history, and was a contributor to The Oxford Companion to British Railway History . He is Hon. Secretary of the Scottish Committee of the Heritage Railway Association.

  • Reay D.G. Clarke
    Reay D.G. Clarke

    Reay D.G. Clarke was born at Edderton, near Tain. After the Second World War, during which he saw active service in the Arctic Convoy and the East, he returned to the north of Scotland. Throughout his long career he was actively involved in land use debates in the area, firmly believing that

  • Laurance Reed
    Laurance Reed

    Laurance Douglas Reed , MP (born 4 December 1937) was a British Member of Parliament and political writer. He was educated at Gresham's School in Norfolk and University College, Oxford, then served his National Service with the Royal Navy from 1956 to 1958, and from 1963 to 1966 worked and studied

  • Peter Reese
    Peter Reese

    Peter Reese is well known as a military historian with a particular interest in Scottish military history. He concentrated on war-related studies whilst a student at King's College London and served in the army for twenty-nine years. His other books include a biography of William Wallace and a

  • Alastair Reid
    Alastair Reid

    Alastair Reid was born in Whithorn in 1926. After serving in the navy, he studied at St Andrews University and since then has lived in America, France, Spain, Switzerland, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. He contributed over 150 pieces to the New Yorker magazine in 1951 and joined

  • Jimmy Reid
    Jimmy Reid

    Jimmy Reid was born in Glasgow in 1932 and died in 2010.

  • Kenny Reid
    Kenny Reid

    Kenny Reid was born and brought up in Ayr. He holds an MA (Hons) in History from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Business and IT from the University of Strathclyde. He is a member of Prestwick Golf Club and has a golf handicap of two. He lives in Edinburgh.

  • Walter Reid
    Walter Reid

    Walter Reid was educated at Oxford University, where he read history, and Edinburgh University. He is now based in the west of Scotland, but spends part of the year in France. His earlier book, To Arras, 1917 , an exploration of service on the Western Front and the poignant memoir of a young

  • Margaret Rhodes
    Margaret Rhodes

    Margaret Rhodes, first cousin to Queen Elizabeth, was a bridesmaid at the 1947 wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and three years later married Denys Rhodes, a grandson of the 5th Lord Plunket. The World War II years were spent at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, where she lodged

  • Rita Rhodes
    Rita Rhodes

    Rita Rhodes gained a degree and a PhD from the Open University. She has held educational posts at the Co-operative Union Ltd, the national Co-operative Development Agency and the International Co-operative Alliance and has undertaken a number of co-operative assignments in Malaysia, Egypt, Sri Lanka

  • Richard Frazer
    Richard Frazer

    Richard Frazer is minister of Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. He founded and chairs the Grassmarket Community Project, which helps the most vulnerable. He has been influential in the revival of pilgrimage in Scotland and in the Church of Scotland’s decision to officially promote and revive

  • Eric Richards
    Eric Richards

    Eric Richards is Professor of History at Flinders University, Australia and previously taught at the University of Stirling, Scotland. His published work includes an acclaimed biography of Patrick Sellar, which was awarded the prize for Scottish History Book of the Year (1999) by the Saltire

  • Patrick Richardson
    Patrick Richardson

    Patrick Richardson was born in Sussex and raised in Edinburgh, where he went to university. He lived in Amsterdam for eleven years before he returned to Scotland. He has been travelling for forty years, and writing freelance travel articles for the past twenty. He has written for the Guardian ,

  • Lynne Rickards and Margaret Chamberlain
    Lynne Rickards and Margaret Chamberlain

    Lynne Rickards was born in Canada and has lived in Scotland for twenty years. She is well known as a best-selling children’s author and her other books include Clementine’s Smile, Groovy Googles and Other Splendiferous Rhymes and I Do Not Eat the Colour Green. She makes regular

  • Suzanne Rigg
    Suzanne Rigg

    Suzanne Rigg was winner of the Forbes Medal in History (undergraduate) at the University of Aberdeen and subsequently gained a PhD in history from the University of Aberdeen. She is currently Museum Manager of the Biggar Museum Trust.

  • Stuart Rivans
    Stuart Rivans

    Stuart Rivans was educated at Bearsden Academy before attending Glasgow University and completing a post-graduate diploma in journalism at Strathclyde University. He has produced numerous projects for BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Scotland, STV, Grampian TV and Channel 4. He is a former freelance writer

  • Denis Rixson
    Denis Rixson

      Denis Rixson is a schoolteacher, local historian and bookshop proprietor in Mallaig.

  • Robert J. Harris
    Robert J. Harris

    Robert J. Harris was born in Dundee and studied at the University of St Andrews where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Latin. He is the designer of the bestselling fantasy board game Talisman and has written numerous books including Leonardo and the Death Machine , Will

  • Alasdair Roberts
    Alasdair Roberts

    Alasdair Roberts has worked extensively in Gaelic education, history and research. He studied history at Edinburgh University and was a lecturer in teacher training at the Northern College in Aberdeen. Now retired, he lives with his wife beside Loch Morar.

  • Alasdair Roberts and M. E. M. Donaldson
    Alasdair Roberts and M. E. M. Donaldson

    Alasdair Roberts has worked extensively in Gaelic education, history and research. He studied history at Edinburgh University and was a lecturer in teacher training at the Northern College in Aberdeen. Now retired, he lives with his wife beside Loch Morar. M.E.M. Donaldson is one of the best

  • Barry Robertson
    Barry Robertson

    Barry Robertson gained a PhD from the University of Aberdeen in 2007 and held a postdoctoral research fellowship at Trinity College Dublin until September 2010. He is author of a number of articles on the history of the north of Scotland and has also contributed to edited volumes on the subject.

  • George Robertson
    George Robertson

    George Robertson was born in 1946 on Islay and educated at Dunoon Grammar School and the University of Dundee. He has had a distinguished political career, starting out as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Social Services, and taking on various roles including Defence

  • James Robertson
    James Robertson

    James Robertson is a multi-award-winning poet, editor, novelist and publisher in both Scots and English. He is a Brownsbank Creative Writing Fellow and was the first Writer-in-Residence at the Scottish Parliament. James was a contributor to the crime anthology Crimespotting ,

  • Jenny Robertson
    Jenny Robertson

    Jenny Robertson has written numerous books for children and adults – fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her children’s novels and Bible stories have been widely translated and also read on Yorkshire Television and STV.

  • Stanley Robertson
    Stanley Robertson

    Stanley Robertson was born into a family of traditional Travellers, the twelfth of thirteen children. A well-known ballad singer, he sang at major festivals around the world, including the Commonwealth Games Festival in Edmonton and The Smithsonian festival at Washington DC. As a storyteller, he

  • Robin Hull
    Robin Hull

    Robin Hull was born in Hertfordshire and was educated at Christ’s Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London. He worked as a General Practitioner and as a Professor of General Practice at the Free University of Amsterdam. He now lives in Strathtay in Perthshire where he

  • Robin Ward
    Robin Ward

    Robin Ward is an architecture critic, writer and graphic designer who was born and raised in Glasgow. He studied at Glasgow School of Art and subsequently worked for the BBC in London, and in Canada, where he was architecture critic for the Vancouver Sun. He has written a number of books,

  • David Robinson
    David Robinson

    David Robinson is the Books Editor of The Scotsman . Born in Bradford, he has been a newspaper journalist all his working life. He lives with his wife and two children in Edinburgh. This is his first book. Picture courtesy of The Scotsman .

  • Roger Hannah
    Roger Hannah

    Roger Hannah is Sports Editor (Content) and a columnist with the Scottish Sun , having also worked as Chief Football Writer in a decade at the newspaper. He previously worked with the Scottish Daily Mail and Daily Record. He has covered major tournaments, European finals and Scottish

  • Roseanne Watt
    Roseanne Watt

    Roseanne Watt is a poet, filmmaker and musician from Shetland. She is currently poetry editor for The Island Review and was the winner of the 2015 Outspoken Poetry Prize (Poetry in Film) and runner-up in the 2018 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. She lives and works in Edinburgh.

  • George Rosie
    George Rosie

    Born in Edinburgh in 1941, George Rosie has had a prolific media career. He has worked as a television reporter, producer and writer for Channel Four, ITV and STV and has worked as a journalist for a number of newspapers, including the Sunday Times, the Herald, Sunday Herald, The Guardian, The

  • Ross Harries
    Ross Harries

    Ross Harries is regularly seen presenting the BBC’s international rugby coverage, and presenting BBC Wales’ Scrum V and Scrum V Live programmes (the most watched rugby programmes on British television) and a regular on BBC radio. In 2015, he co-wrote Bomb: My Autobiography with

  • Alasdair Ross
    Alasdair Ross

    Alasdair Ross graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an MA in History and Celtic in 1999 and a PhD in 2003.He is currently a lecturer in history at the University of Stirling. He was co-editor of The Exercise of Power in Medieval Scotland, c.1200–1500 (2003) and is Editor of the

  • Bess Ross
    Bess Ross

    Bess Ross is the author of two best-selling books, A Bit of Crack and Car Culture and Those Other Times . She lives in Ross-shire with her family. Her first published story was awarded the Neil M. Gunn Memorial Prize in 1988.

  • David Ross
    David Ross

    David Ross was born in Argyll and educated at Dingwall Academy and St Andrews University. He has written and compiled a number of books on Scottish history and culture. He currently lives in Hereford.

  • Alan Rough, Ewen Cameron
    Alan Rough, Ewen Cameron

    Alan Rough is one of Scotland’s best known and best loved former footballers. A keeper with Partick Thistle, he made his debut at the end of season 1969-70 and went on to play a club record 624 games; before he joined Hibernian in 1982. Roughy went to three World Cup finals tournaments with

  • Kenneth Roy
    Kenneth Roy

    Kenneth Roy was born and brought up in Falkirk, Scotland. After ten years working as an anchorman in BBC TV News and Current Affairs he became a critic and columnist in the print media, notably Scotland on Sunday and the Observer . He founded The Institute of Contemporary Scotland in 2000

  • Trevor Royle
    Trevor Royle

    Trevor Royle is a broadcaster and author specialising in the history of war and empire. He is Associate Editor of the Sunday Herald and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Trevor's books include  The Flowers of the Forest: Scotland and the First World War and  A Time of

  • Christopher Rush
    Christopher Rush

    Christopher Rush was born in St Monans and taught literature for thirty years in Edinburgh. His books include A Twelvemonth and a Day and the highly acclaimed To Travel Hopefully. A Twelvemonth and a Day served as inspiration for the film Venus Peter , released in 1989. The story was

  • Russell Galbraith
    Russell Galbraith

    Russell Galbraith has been a working journalist for more than 60 years, starting as a staff trainee with the former Kemsley Newspapers Group in Glasgow. He enjoyed stints as a reporter on the Glasgow Evening News and the Sunday Mail before moving to Edinburgh and the Scotsman in 1958.

  • Michael F. Russell
    Michael F. Russell

    Michael F. Russell grew up on the Isle of Barra before leaving to study Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow, followed by a postgraduate diploma in Journalism Studies at the University of Strathclyde. He is deputy editor at the West Highland Free Press and writes occasionally for the

  • Ruth Scott
    Ruth Scott

    Ruth Scott was a writer, mediator and facilitator, working mainly in the field of conflict transformation. She was one of the first women to be ordained as priests in the Church of England, and has also been a member of the Quakers since 2014. Her previous books include Slipstreams for