Iain Macwhirter
columnist, The Sunday Herald

Iain Macwhirter is the award-winning political commentator for the Herald and Sunday Herald. His recent book, Disunited Kingdom: how Westminster won a referendum but lost Scotland, was a best seller. His three-part 2013 ITV series Road to Referendum, based on the book of the same name, was nominated for a Bafta. He has been a columnist for a wide range of publications from the Guardian and The Observer, to The Big Issue and Public Finance Magazine. A former BBC political correspondent and network TV presenter, Iain spent nearly 10 years as a member of the Westminster lobby. He returned to Scotland in 1999 to help launch the Sunday Herald and present BBC’s Holyrood Live. He is the former rector of Edinburgh University.

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