Michael Fry likes most to write about the Scottish economy, which he has been covering in one way and another for more than 40 years. He also often dips into the dark waters of Scottish history, on which he is the author of a dozen books. He approaches these themes from a point of view more right-wing than most of The National's journalists. He is a former member of the Tory party, and stood as a candidate for both the Scottish and the UK Parliaments. But since he saw the light in 2005, he has always voted for a free Scotland.

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HISTORY The Scottish royal who was the country's Renaissance king

A SINGLE Scottish dynasty ruled from when Robert Bruce laid the foundation for the House of Stewart in the Middle Ages. It had outlasted four English ones – Plantagenet, Lancaster, York, Tudor – by the time James VI arrived in London to stake his claim to the throne