the history of the scottish national party
This book is a timely history of the party that has been the driving force behind
constitutional change in Scotland and now forms the government at the Scottish
The Scottish National Party arrived dramatically in
British politics in the 1960s following the success of Winnie Ewing at the
Hamilton by-election. Now, with devolution, it has emerged as the main
opposition party in the Scottish Parliament.
Peter Lynch traces the course of modern Scottish Nationalism, the personalities and
the politics that have brought the SNP to this pivotal point in their history.
Through a range of documentary sources and interviews he provides the inside
story of the party's campaign for independence.
Peter Lynch lectures in the Politics Department at the University of