Gary Maclean, Scotland's National Chef

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Nancy Maclean After winning MasterChef: The Professionals in 2016, Gary Maclean will be the first to wear the Scottish government's new crown. His job is to celebrate Scottish produce and teach how to make the most of locally-sourced, healthy, sustainable and affordable food. Gary will continue in his role as Senior Lecturer at the City of Glasgow College as he takes on his new role.


2017 National Book Awards Finalist

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Nancy Maclean Nancy Maclean's newest book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America, has been named a finalist in the 2017 National Book Awards.

Maclean is the award-winning author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry, a New York Times “noteworthy” book of the year, and Freedom Is Not Enough, which was called by the Chicago Tribune “contemporary history at its best.” She is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University and lives in North Carolina.


Duart Castle Restoration Progress

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Duart Castle in the Fall

Stage 4 is underway and on course to stay within its budget of £500,000. At the moment no additional works have been identified for this stage. The stonemasons hope to have completed their work outside by the end of November so they can move inside the castle to take down the old plaster over the winter months. Obviously some of this is weather dependent, but at the moment they are on course to achieve their completion of this stage as planned by June 2018.

The Appeal is planning to contribute half (£250,000) of the cost of Stage 4. To achieve its target the Appeal needs to raise an additional £120,000. We need your help! For U.S. residents donate today at Non U.S. residents go to and assist the Appeal to achieve its commitment for Stage 4.

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