This is a photograph of Magnus Linklater. He is wearing glasses, a blue shirt and navy tie. He is pictured seated with a bookcase behind him.

Writer and broadcaster. Born at Harray (Orkney), the son of author Eric Linklater (1899 - 1974). Linklater was brought up in Easter Ross and educated at Nigg, Dunbar, Eton and Cambridge, spending time at university in France and Germany. Making a career in journalism, he has worked for The Daily Express, Observer and Sunday Times and served as Editor of The Scotsman (1988-94), and Scotland editor of The Times, where he is still a columnist. Linklater was appointed Chairman of the Scottish Arts Council (1996 - 2001). He continues to write for newspapers and has been the author of several books, including The Falklands War (1982), Massacre - The Story of Glencoe (1982), Not With Honour - The Inside Story of the Westland Scandal (1986), For King and Conscience - John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee (1989), Anatomy of Scotland (1992), Highland Wilderness (1993) and People in a Landscape - The New Highlanders (1997).

He holds honorary degrees from Napier University (1994) and the Universities of Aberdeen (1997) Glasgow (2001), and is doctor honoris causa at Edinburgh University. He is is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.