The book examines the main developments in the political history of Scotland during this century. With every likelihood that developments in Scotland will play a major part in British politics in the immediate future, there is obviously a need for a study providing a wider context to the present position. Attention will be paid both to points of convergence with and divergence from the overall British pattern of political development in the period.
I.G.C. HUTCHISON is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Stirling.