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Scotland's Democracy Trail

Stuart McHardy and Donald Smith

The evolution of democracy in Scotland is a fascinating story. Join Stuart McHardy and Donald Smith as they tell this story via a guided tour of the landmarks and monuments of Edinburgh, leading you from Edinburgh Castle to the Scottish Parliament, and through over 500 years of political development. From the antics of the Edinburgh Mob and the cruelties of Henry Dundas, to the more recent Vigil for a Scottish Parliament and the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence, this book will show you the democratic and historic significance of the places, people and ideas on the route. A comprehensive timeline, detailed map and photographs throughout make it easy to follow the route and discover the story of Scottish democracy. Scotland s Democracy Trail brings the key political events in Scotland s history to life, demonstrating just how relevant they remain today.