Alistair Moffat's series of articles in the Scotsman

DNA is the basis of life. Discovered in 1953, its molecular structure revealed how DNA carries all of the genetic information needed for organisms to reproduce. Scientists describe it in sequences of letters and human beings inherit 3 billion from each of their parents. As generations move from place to place, distinctive DNA markers are carried by each and every one of us. In a programme of pioneering research at Edinburgh University, Dr Jim Wilson has been gathering samples of DNA from Scots all across the country and this week, in a new book by Alistair Moffat, and in a series of features in The Scotsman, we discover just what his innovative work has revealed – and where the Scots came from makes for fascinating reading.

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Writing Scotland's Future – July 1999

In 1999 the winner of a national writing competition, Writing Scotland’s Future, was only 11 years old. But her winning entry was strong and on 1 July that year, her poem was read out at the Official Opening of Scotland’s new Parliament. Jan Rutherford was present.

Shortlisted for Major Award

PPW’s Jan Rutherford has been shortlist for the UK’s Publishers’ Publicity Circle Annual Award.

Bookshops in Scotland - A Cause for Celebration

Scottish Review of Books news article published on new bookshop openings this year in Scotland.