Andrew Newby

Andrew Newby is a Lecturer in Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh. He is a graduate of the University of St Andrews, where he took a degree in History and completed a Master’s dissertation on the Highland Clearances from the Hebridean Island of Barra. His 2001 University of Edinburgh PhD, on which this book is based, examined the Irish impact on the Highland Land Wars of the 1880s. Between 1999 to 2004 he lectured at the University of Helsinki on Scottish and Irish History and contemporary British and Irish politics. In 2004 he returned to Edinburgh where he is a lecturer in Scottish history and responsible for the Scottish Studies MSc. Programme under the auspices of the Research Institute for the Culture, Historiography and Ethnology of Scotland. His book, The Life and Times of Edward McHugh (1853-1915), Land Reformer, Trade Unionist and Labour Activist was published by the Edwin Mellen Press in 2004.