In Conversation with... Tom Devine
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Tom Devine is arguably Scotlands greatest living historian, having written or contributed to more than 25 books covering such areas as Scottish and Irish migration, Scottish industry and society since the 1700s, the transformation of rural Scotland, the Great Highland Famine, the impact of the Irish Famine on Scotland and Scotlands tobacco lords. For the past 20 years Devine has also been a notable voice on the subject of sectarianism and its impact on Scottish life. Devine is a Professor Emeritus at Edinburgh University and was knighted in the 2014 honours list.

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