Trevor Royle at Words of War Festival
In his distinguished career as a broadcaster, journalist and military historian, Trevor Royle has written extensively. His books range from the Crimean War and the English Civil Wars to the two World Wars. He has written widely on the histories of the Scottish regiments and writes regular newspaper columns and television scripts on international affairs and matters of defence. Trevor is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In his latest book, Facing the Bear, he explores the role of Scotland as a ‘frontline’ of the Cold War.
In conversation with historian and writer Allan Mallinson, Trevor will discuss how, with 10% of UK naval and air forces based in Scotland, occasionally things got very ‘hot’. They will look at both the military and political considerations for Scotland during the Cold War period.