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Great Scottish Speeches

…what has not faded is the power of the written and spoken word – as this first-rate collection of Scottish speeches demonstrates.” – Press and Journal

Great Scottish Speeches is a collection of around one-hundred of the most stirring and memorable speeches in Scottish history, either delivered by Scots or in Scotland by important figures. From the political oratories of Jimmy Reid, Donald Dewar and Margaret Thatcher, to emotive addresses by the nation’s celebrated poets, writers and musicians, all of the speeches had a remarkable impact on the course of Scottish and UK history. An anthology with many voices – patriots and sceptics, radicals and conservatives, debaters and polemicists, campaigners and crusaders – Great Scottish Speeches presents a history of Scotland through its most defining moments.