scotland expert david torranceDavid Torrance is a distinguished Scottish journalist, broadcaster and contemporary historian. He was born and raised in Edinburgh and attended the University of Aberdeen and the prestigious Cardiff School of Journalism.

He has been a reporter for several different Scottish news organisations, including Scottish TV and Grampian TV, as well as a political commentator on the BBC and Sky News. From 2005-07, he took a break from journalism to work at the House of Commons as Parliamentary Aide to the Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell.

Torrance’s writing includes obituaries for the Herald, commentary for the Scotsman and The Times, as well as several books, including;

The Scottish Secretaries (2006), ‘We in Scotland’ – Thatcherism in a Cold Climate (2009), Inside Edinburgh: Discovering the Classic Interiors of Edinburgh (2010), Salmond: Against the Odds (2010 & 2011), Great Scottish Speeches (2011) and David Steel: Rising Hope to Elder Statesman (2012).

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