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Who is Alastair Dunnett?
Alastair Dunnett: Sir Alastair MacTavish Dunnett was a Scottish journalist and newspaper editor. He edited The Daily Record newspaper for nine years and The Scotsman newspaper from 1956 to 1972. In 1975 he became chairman of Thomson Scottish Petroleum and was much involved in the establishment of the oil terminal at Flotta in Orkney. From the 1950s to the 1980s he was involved in many Scottish cultural activities including being governor of the Pitlochry Festival Theatre. He was awarded an honorary degree of LLD by the University of Strathclyde in 1978 and was knighted on 4 July 1995.
- born on (107 years ago) in Kilmacolm
- education: Hillhead High School
- Marriage with Dorothy Dunnett since
- died on (17 years ago) in Edinburgh
- written works: "Alistair MacLean introduces Scotland", "The Donaldson Line", "Quest by canoe", "No thanks to the Duke", "Among friends"
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