Our President in 1989/90 was:

Allan Massie

He proposed the Toast to Sir Walter at our 81st Annual Dinner on Friday 2nd March 1990 in the Playfair Upper Library, University of Edinburgh

Read the text of his address here

Allan Johnstone Massie CBE (born 1938) is a Scottish journalist, columnist, sports writer and novelist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He has lived in the Scottish Borders for the last 25 years, and now lives in Selkirk.

Image and text sourceWikipedia.


Allan has also given 3 lectures to the Club: 

2011: Allan Massie - Scott and Byron: The Generosity of Friendship [text]

2002: Allan Massie - Why We Should Read Scott Today [text]

1993: Alan Massie - Pre-publication reading of The Ragged Lion [text]