Notes of a Newsman

Notes of a Newsman


Witness to a Changing Scotland

John MacKay

ISBN: 9781910745045

Binding: paperback

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As a young reporter, John MacKay took the first calls on the Lockerbie Bombing. As a news anchor he conducted the final TV interviews of the Yes and No campaigns in Scotland’s Referendum. His journey in journalism has taken him to the key events through the most dramatic decades of Scotland’s peacetime history. Using contemporary scripts, transcripts of significant interviews, diaries and recollections, he charts Scotland’s transformation as a society and as a nation.


It's pleasing to be able to get behind the armour of professional neutrality, with MacKay revealing himself as a man of good judgement, decency, and considerable political foresight.  The Scottish Review of Books