Andrew Murray Scott Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains:

  • Material relating to a books, manuscripts and articles written by Andrew Murray Scott: ‘Bonnie Dundee: John Grahame of Claverhouse’, 1985-2002; Letters of John Grahame of Claverhouse’, 1990; ‘Discovering Dundee: The Story of a City’, 1987-1999; ‘Tumulus’, 1998-2000; ‘Estuary Blue’, 2001; Portrait of a Smalltime Crooner: Shorter Short Stories’, 1981; ‘Dundee’s Literary Lives’, Vol. 1 and 2, 2003; ‘The Literary Lives of Dundee’, 1999; ‘A Sense of Place’, 2005; ‘Street Light: Poems and stories’, 2007; ‘The Mushroom Club’, 1989-2007; ‘The Wee book of Dundee’, 2003; ‘Modern Dundee’, 2002-2006; ‘Serving the Regent’, 2001; ‘The Salmon Ladder’, 2005.
  • Material relating to a video documentary using ‘Discovering Dundee: The Story of a City’ as source material, script written by Andrew Murray Scott, 1996-1997.
  • Magazines and articles, 1978-2003.
  • Various miscellaneous documents, 1978-2007.
  • Photographs, c 1985-2000.

Administrative / Biographical History

Andrew Murray Scott is an author, freelance journalist and former Scottish National Party councillor (1988-1992), born in 1955. He was educated at Dundee High School and Dundee University, where he graduated with a first in MA English and Modern History.


Records are arranged using fonds, series and items within series.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Andrew Murray Scott in 2002 (2002/29) and 2007 (2007/281).

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at Dundee University Archives. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The documents are books, magazines, paper and photographs.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Stephen Willis, 6/2006. Updated by Jennifer Johnstone, Assistant Archivist, September 2012.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


None expected.

Location of Originals

The material is original.

Geographical Names