Festival event to look at power and politics

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Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor, BBC Scotland's Political Editor, will deliver the National Library of Scotland's annual lecture at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

The theme for this year's Donald Dewar Memorial Lecture is 'Scottish powerplay'. Regarded as a veteran of Scotland's political scene, Taylor is well placed to look at who is really in charge of Scotland today. He also knew Donald Dewar (1937-2000), Scotland's first First Minister, extremely well. Chairing the proceedings will be journalist Ruth Wishart.

The National Library of Scotland Donald Dewar Memorial Lecture was initiated five years ago. It is now one of the book festival's key events.

18 June 2006

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