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An independent thinker who shaped his destiny

SANDY NEIL

sneil@obantimes.co.uk

SCOTLAND’S national bard Robert Burns praises ‘the man o’ independent mind’ in his Scots song A Man’s A Man For A’ That – a line that well describes Ian Hamilton QC, who has challenged the establishment for three-quarters of a century, and still has much to say.

Whether he likes it or not – and he doesn’t – Ian Hamilton is most famous, and probably always will be, for jemmying open the oak door of Westminster Abbey on Christmas Eve 1950, beside Alan Stuart and the late Kay Matheson and Gavin Vernon, to ‘steal’, or ‘liberate’, the Stone of Destiny from the Coronation Chair.

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