Obituaries

Obituaries, tributes and reflections on people of note.

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady’s life and legacy in Scotland (April 8, 2013)

Margaret Thatcher – mensch (April 9, 2013)

Christopher Hitchens

Let us now praise an infamous man (December 17, 2011)

Antonin Scalia

Antonin Scalia was a giant of the intellectual right (February 17, 2016)

Ed Koch

Ed Koch, of blessed memory (February 1, 2013)

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas’s right of reply (July 23, 2013)

Charles Kennedy

Charles Kennedy embodied a decency all too rare in politics (June 2, 2015)

Ian Bell

Scotland has lost a great writer with the passing of Ian Bell (December 11, 2015)

Sir Albert McQuarrie

Sir Albert McQuarrie: North east MP known as the ‘Buchan Bulldog’ (January 13, 2016)

Bashir Ahmad

‘A humble and dedicated man… he was quite simply a gentleman’ (February 8, 2009)