• July 1, 2017

No comment yet (that I’ve see or heard) from the Manx media on the death of former SNP leader Gordon Wilson.

Wilson architect of the modern SNP and thereby its future success was apparently a product of the Manx secondary education system.

A report here in the National (Scotland):

“GORDON Wilson, who has died aged 79, was one of the giants of the SNP.
As leader of the party from 1979 until 1990, he was one of the masterminds who led the parliamentary breakthrough of the 1970s and helped drive the SNP from the fringe to the mainstream of Scottish politics.

Armed with considerable campaigning, political and administrative acumen, he built the SNP into a major political force – although his tenure as party leader was not without controversy.

Born in Govan on April 16, 1938, Robert Gordon Wilson steered the party through turbulent times.

The son of Elizabeth Murray and Robert George Wilson, a butcher’s van driver, Wilson was educated at Douglas High School for Boys, on the Isle of Man, then at the University of Edinburgh, where he studied law. He qualified as a solicitor and worked in Paisley from 1963 until 1974”

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Image: Gordon Wilson 1938 -2017

Public Relations Officer Mannin Branch

Issued by: The Mannin branch of the Celtic League.



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