Profile: Michael Fry

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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.

Latest articles from Michael Fry

Queen Elizabeth during a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh in 2019
Why chlorinated chicken is about to return as hot topic on political menu
Why Scotland's farmers face a post-Brexit massacre – and England’s don’t
The stated main aim of Nicola Sturgeon’s next SNP government will be equality
'Nicola Sturgeon is in no hurry to call a referendum, because it is Boris Johnson that faces the real risk of ruinous mistakes'
Alex Salmond has concluded that Nicola Sturgeon has drifted from the independence cause he subscribes to
By not campaigning in Scotland, the PM has left Douglas Ross behind to do his bidding
Some pupils in Gaelic-medium schools immediately switch to English as soon as their classes finish
Scotland is not a country where political enemies are readily forgiven
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during a visit to Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd