Courier Coun­try folk among lat­est names added to Who’s Who.

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - DICK BAR­TON

Seven peo­ple from Tay­side and Fife are among 700 new names in the 2019 edi­tion of Who’s Who, which will be pub­lished on Mon­day.

In­clu­sion in Who’s Who, a ref­er­ence book con­tain­ing 33,000 au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal en­tries of some of the most fa­mous, most pow­er­ful and most in­flu­en­tial peo­ple in the world, is by in­vi­ta­tion only. It has been pub­lished an­nu­ally since 1849 and en­try is con­sid­ered a sig­nif­i­cant ac­co­lade.

The new en­tries will join fa­mous names such as Pope Fran­cis, US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and Rus­sian leader Vladimir Putin. Ev­ery­one in the vol­ume is in­vited to com­pile his or her own en­try, so en­tries can be as long or as short as per­son­al­i­ties wish.

The en­tries of the Courier coun­try seven are mostly brief and mod­est. The Bishop of St An­drews, Dunkeld and Dun­blane sums up his life and achieve­ments in just 15 lines which, co­in­ci­den­tally, is the same num­ber of lines re­quired by Vladimir Putin to tell his life story. It is one less line than the 16-line en­try of Pope Fran­cis and eight fewer than that for US Pres­i­dent Trump.

The names of all new en­tries will re­main in Who’s Who un­til their own­ers die, when they will be au­to­mat­i­cally trans­ferred to Who’s Who’s sis­ter pub­li­ca­tion Who Was Who.

The new en­tries from Dundee swell the im­pres­sive city colony in Who’s Who, which al­ready con­tains 66 peo­ple based in the City of Dis­cov­ery and 37 peo­ple who were born there. The 2019 edi­tion of Who’s Who is pub­lished by A & C Black on Mon­day and costs £325.

By in­vi­ta­tion only and where en­try is con­sid­ered a sig­nif­i­cant ac­co­lade, from left, Pro­fes­sor Kate Storey, the Rt Rev Ian Pa­ton and Pro­fes­sor Ken­neth Fal­coner.

The new Who’s Who is out on Mon­day and will set you back a tidy £325.

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