Trevor Royle Quotes
“The historian Major-General Sir David Stewart of Garth described them as an ‘excellent, orderly regiment of well-behaved serviceable men, fit for any duty’ and the novelist Sir Walter Scott used his journal to call them a ‘regiment of Sutherland giants’. (One of their number was Samuel McDonald, a native of Lairg, who was seven feet four inches tall. Throughout the army he was known as ‘Big Sam’.)”
- Description: Trevor Royle is a broadcaster and author specialising in the history of war and empire. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and was a member of the Scottish Government’s Advisory Panel for Commemorating the First World War.