The Scots by Iain Finlayson
An analysis of the Scottish psyche, identity and history focusing on invention, development, and the perpetuation of Scottish national myths from personal observations by Iain Finlayson, himself a Scot, and quotations from writers like R.L. Stevenson, Edwin Muir, Hugh MacDiarmid, Muriel Spark and Dr Johnson among others. The study covers a wide range of topics, including literature and the arts, history, religion, politics, education, towns, countryside and humour. Iain Finlayson is a writer and journalist and author of "The moth and the candle" (a life of James Boswell).