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Nigel Tranter a great Scot

by Craig Sheridan

IN 1989, a full eighty years after his birth Nigel Tranter was voted Scot of the Year by BBC Radio listeners. Tranter enjoyed world renown as an exceptional writer, who could bring Scottish history to life like no other. It is reasonable to say that Nigel Tranter’s work inspired many Scots to appreciate the unique and multi-faceted story of a nation.

He aspired to be an architect; to the extent he would climb walls of estates just to inspect the features of houses at close range

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