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|Edited by||Michael Rosie|
Edinburgh University Press (United Kingdom)
|ISSN|| 0966-0356 (print)|
Scottish Affairs is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering Scottish politics. It was established in 1992and has been published by Edinburgh University Press since 2014. It is the successor to the Scottish Government Yearbooks, which ran from 1976 to 1992.
An academic or scholarly journal is a periodical publication in which scholarship relating to a particular academic discipline is published. Academic journals serve as permanent and transparent forums for the presentation, scrutiny, and discussion of research. They are usually peer-reviewed or refereed. Content typically takes the form of articles presenting original research, review articles, and book reviews. The purpose of an academic journal, according to Henry Oldenburg, is to give researchers a venue to "impart their knowledge to one another, and contribute what they can to the Grand design of improving natural knowledge, and perfecting all Philosophical Arts, and Sciences."
Edinburgh University Press is a scholarly publisher of academic books and journals, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The editor-in-chief is Michael Rosie (2015-present), who succeeded Lindsay Paterson (1992-2015).
An editor-in-chief, also known as lead editor, chief editor, managing editor, or executive editor, is a publication's editorial leader who has final responsibility for its operations and policies.
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
The Scottish National Party is a Scottish nationalist and social-democratic political party in Scotland. The SNP supports and campaigns for Scottish independence. It is the second-largest political party by membership in the United Kingdom, behind the Labour Party and ahead of the Conservative Party, it is the third-largest by overall representation in the House of Commons, behind the Conservative Party and the Labour Party, and it is the largest political party in Scotland, where it has the most seats in the Scottish Parliament and 35 out of the 59 Scottish seats in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The current Scottish National Party leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has served as First Minister of Scotland since November 2014.
Scots is the Germanic language variety spoken in Lowland Scotland and parts of Ulster in Ireland. It is sometimes called Lowland Scots to distinguish it from Scottish Gaelic, the Celtic language which was historically restricted to most of the Highlands, the Hebrides and Galloway after the 16th century. The Scots language developed during the Middle English period as a distinct entity.
Mark Lazarowicz is a British Labour Co-operative politician and lawyer who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh North and Leith from 2001 to 2015. In October 2010, he was appointed as part of the shadow team for the Department for International Development along with Rushanara Ali with Harriet Harman in charge As of October 2011, his position of Shadow DFID Minister was taken over by Tony Cunningham.
The Scottish Office was a department of the United Kingdom Government from 1885 until 1999, exercising a wide range of government functions in relation to Scotland under the control of the Secretary of State for Scotland. Following the establishment of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, most of its work was transferred to the newly established Scottish Executive, with a small residue of functions retained by the Scotland Office.
Ian James Rankin, is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels.
Alexander Henry Scrymgeour, 12th Earl of Dundee, DL is a Scottish peer and Conservative politician.
Iain Richard Torrance, is a Church of Scotland minister, theologian and academic. He is Pro-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland, Dean of the Order of the Thistle, Honorary Professor of Early Christian Doctrine and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh, President and Professor of Patristics Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Chaplain-in-Ordinary to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland. He is a former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. He is married to Morag Ann, whom he met while they were students at the University of St Andrews, and they have a son, Hew, and a daughter, Robyn.
Universities in Scotland includes all universities and university colleges in Scotland, founded between the fifteenth century and the present day.
NHS Scotland, sometimes styled NHSScotland, is the publicly funded healthcare system in Scotland. It operates 14 territorial NHS Boards across Scotland, seven special non-geographic health boards and NHS Health Scotland.
Cargilfield Preparatory School is a private co-educational prep school in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was founded in 1873. It is a day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3–13 and caters for approximately 300 pupils. It prepares pupils mainly for Common Entrance Examinations or Academic Scholarships required for entry to public schools.
Shirley-Anne Somerville is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician serving as Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People from 26 June 2018, having been the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science in the Scottish Government from May 2016 to June 2018. She has been the Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Dunfermline since 2016. She was formerly an MSP for Lothians from 2007 to 2011. She was a director of Yes Scotland between May 2012 and November 2013.
James Allan Stuart Little is a former BBC researcher, reporter and, latterly, special correspondent. He left the BBC at the end of 2014, "to pursue other projects".
The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city of Edinburgh, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university. The university played an important role in leading Edinburgh to its reputation as a chief intellectual centre during the Age of Enlightenment, and helped give the city the nickname of the Athens of the North.
Maggie Chapman is a Zimbabwean-Scottish politician and lecturer, best known as the current co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party with Patrick Harvie.
Andrew Dearg Wightman is a Scottish Green Party Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Lothian region and a writer and researcher best known for his work on land ownership in Scotland. He is the author of "Who Owns Scotland" and "The Poor Had No Lawyers".
Joanna Catherine Cherry is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician. She has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh South West since May 2015, and is the SNP Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson in the House of Commons.
Professor Sir Thomas Martin Devine is a historian and author.
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