Top Scots his­to­rian hon­oured in awards

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By AN­GUS HOWARTH

Sir Tom Devine OBE long re­garded as Scot­land’s pre­em­i­nent his­to­rian is the first Scot­tish his­to­rian to win a pres­ti­gious na­tional award.

Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus in the Univer­sity of Ed­in­burgh, Tom has writ­ten and pub­lished on all as­pects of Scot­tish his­tory, from the mid­dle ages through to the mod­ern day.

He is a fre­quent me­dia com­men­ta­tor and ac­tive cam­paigner on is­sues as di­verse as Scot­tish in­de­pen­dence, pro­tec­tion of bat­tle­field sites, Brexit, Scot­land’s di­as­pora, and much more.

The com­mit­tee of the (UK) All Party Par­lia­men­tary Group on Archives and His­tory an­nounced that it will hon­our the work of Sir Tom Devine and ar­chiv­ist Bruce Jack­son with its an­nual ‘Life­time Achieve­ment Awards’.

The win­ners will re­ceive their cer­tifi­cates for­mally at a spe­cial lunch in the House of Com­mons on Tues­day 17 July 2018. Nick Thomas-symonds, MP – Prin­ci­pal Chair of the Group - com­mented:

“Sir Tom has long been a top author­ity on the his­tory of Scot­land and ex­pert at weav­ing a deep un­der­stand­ing of Scot­land’s past into the de­bates that will shape its present and fu­ture.”

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