Boathouse, Blantyre

This is a film about Alexander MacCallum Scott, MP, who was born in Boathouse, Blantyre, on the 16th June 1874.

MacCallum Scott was MP for Bridgeton, Glasgow until 1922. He was Private Secretary to Winston Churchill and wrote the first biography on Winston. MacCallum Scott supported Home Rule, Women’s rights and reforms to poor law and welfare.

MacCallum Scott asked that his name was withdrawn for an OBE.

MacCallum Scott and his wife were killed in a plane crash over Puget Sound, Canada, in late August 1928. Their only son was raised by Ramsay MacDonald, the then Prime Minister.

Picture credits: From the wonderful Blantyre Project: https://blantyreproject.com/about/

[the image of the women in the boat is not related to MacCallum Scott but is taken at Boathouse. I find it to be a mesmerising image and so please forgive me for using it to represent all mothers. My mum, like MacCallum Scott’s has shaped my nature and values and I am so proud to be a Scott]

Music credits:

(1) Amy in the Garden – by Badly Drawn Boy
(2) Truth is a beautiful thing – by London Grammar
(3) Helpless to Turn – by The Burns Unit
(4) Tinnitus Lullaby – by The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland
(5) Big God – Florence and the Machine
(6) Starless – by The Unthanks
(7) What if this is all the love you get – by Snow Patrol