"Although an Englishman, it was in Scotland that I found the three best things in my life: my wife, my constituency and my regiment."
Our team is working with the International Churchill Society to investigate, collate and promote Winston Churchill’s connections with Scotland.
Alastair Stewart, Neil McLennan and David Freeman are researching and working towards the publication of a collated analysis of Churchill’s connections with Scotland.
Press Coverage & Analysis
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Edinburgh Evening News
Finest Hour - International Churchill Society
Remember the man, not the myth series
Part 1: Debunking the cult of Churchill
Using primary sources to explore the statesman’s life and work.
Part 2: Churchill as a military leader
A look at Churchill’s reputation as a boorish war leader with a penchant for expeditions over expediency. Is it justified?
Part 3: Churchill the actor
For all his flaws and quirks, Churchill makes for an infinitely more interesting character study than the heavily redacted, and catastrophically cliched, caricature of a stoic leader with a jutted jaw and cigar.
Alastair calls for a more significant distinction between the real and apocryphal stories about Churchill.
Part 5: A heavy drinker?
Examining Churchill’s reputation as a heavy drinker.
Part 6: The real price of ale
If Churchill wasn’t an alcoholic, but if he fanned tall drinking tales about himself, then what was he at heart?
Exploring Churchill’s post-war role as a peacemaker.
What ‘The Dream’ can tell us about Churchill’s relationship with the father he thought never believed in him.
The many Churchills, the many Europes.
Part 10: Churchill on our doorstep
Where are the books dedicated to Churchill and Scotland?
BBC Radio Scotland
BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
The Sol Times
Churchill and Scotland: First scholarly research appeal launched (North Edinburgh News)
Churchill’s Scottish connections run deeper than we may think (The Edinburgh Evening News)
Campaign to honour Churchill’s connections north of the border (PDF) The Times (Scotland)
Winston Churchill should be a ‘celebrated hero in Scotland’ (The Scotsman)
Churchill’s Scottish links explored (Third Force News)
Bid to uncover Churchill’s Scottish connections (Scottish Field)
It’s time for Scotland to reclaim Winston Churchill (PDF) The Times (Scotland)