Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Willie Ross and Jock Stein's knighthood

There's an interesting story running today on the BBC, prompted (it seems) by a story in The Times a few days ago. Correspondence released by the National Archives reveals that Willie Ross, Scottish Secretary from 1964-70, lobbied hard to have the Celtic manager Jock Stein knighted, only to have his recommendation rebuffed by the prime minister Harold Wilson.


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