Paul Henderson Scott
Paul Henderson Scott was born in Edinburgh and educated at the Royal High School and Edinburgh University. He was in 52nd (Lowland) and 7th Armed Divisions during the war and then joined the Diplomatic Service. He was in Berlin during the whole of the Soviet blockade and in Cuba during the Missile Crisis. In 1980, he returned to Edinburgh. Since then he has been Rector of Dundee University, President of both the Saltire Society and Scottish pen, and Vice-President of the SNP and its Spokesman on Culture and International Affairs as well as writing more than a dozen books and editing another dozen or so. His books include: The Boasted Advantages, A 20th Century Life (his autobiography), The New Scotland, its sequel, Scotland Resurgent, The Union of 1707: Why and How, The Age of Liberation and A Nation Again.