Top Scots historian honoured in awards
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.”