10 DECEMBER 1937, Page 44


Mr. MacLehose does not sce eye to eye with Conservatives, Socialists, or Scottish Nationalists ; he pleads for a non-political outlook on Scotland, but many of the changes that he favours could only be brought about by a political movement, and necessitate

Government action. On practical questions, such as tourism, the fishing industry, power-schemes in the High- lands, he offers much useful information, and opinions which he has acquired from persons closely affected. He realises the need of giving the Scot the chance of living a good life as well as of earning a good wage, and his -book (MacLehose, 5s.) is thus a welcome contrast to most of the blue-prints of the Scotland of tomorrow ; but as soon as he starts talking about spiritual needs, his thought becomes cloudy, and his sentences tail off into fervent vagu, n: ,s. Sir John Orr contributes two chapters, which contain some plain speaking about vested interests, and hold out a hope for the regeneration of agriculture in the Highlands.