Caledonia and the Far Right
Paperback 318pp Illustrated
9781780270524   Product Code: 19121
Today, Scottish nationalism is widely seen as an ideology of the left, but before the Second World War, it was often associated with the far right. The poet Hugh MacDiarmid called for a 'native species of fascism', Rudolf Hess hoped to talk peace with the Duke of Hamilton, and a Dundee hairdresser, Jessie Jordan, spied for Germany. This disturbing history uncovers the extent to which Nazism permeated Scottish society, winning the support of aristocrats, intellectuals and the Protestant League.