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
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!”
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.