Magnus Linklater offers an insight into life after the referendum in Scotland at the most recent Lor
27th October 2014

IT was the topic on everyone’s lips; one of the most discussed events in Scotland’s recent history. The referendum may be over but the future of Scotland is still widely discussed.


Who better, then, than the celebrated Scottish commentator and former newspaper editor, Magnus Linklater CBE to provide a fascinating analysis and aftermath of the recent referendum when he delivered the Autumn Term Loretto lecture entitled, ‘What now for Scotland?’


The event was free, open to all and took place in Loretto School’s historic Pinkie House on Tuesday, 7th October.


Jonathan Hewat, founder of the Loretto Lecture Series and Director of External Affairs at Loretto, commented, “We were delighted to welcome Magnus to deliver the next Loretto Lecture. He took a room of 150 people and had us all enthralled!”


The now well-established Lecture Series attracts figures from all walks of life and continues to maintain its unparalleled reputation for international guests and speakers. Recent events and speakers have included BBC Radio 4's 'Any Questions?', the return to Scotland after 425 years of Mary, Queen of Scots' Book of Hours which was reunited for one day with the crucifix she is believed to have carried to her execution, speakers such as legendary peace activist, Colin Parry, sometime Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore, acclaimed broadcaster and journalist Lesley Riddoch, Alistair Moffat speaking on 'Scotland's DNA', the display of The Prestonpans and Professor Peter Davidson. Perhaps the most unique feature of the Loretto Lecture Series is the opportunity to meet, listen and to question some of the world's most famous and interesting people. The Loretto Lecture Series attracts the most well-renowned speakers from all walks of life. The Loretto Lecture is free to all and attracts many school pupils and members of the public from all over Scotland.

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