Kenny MacAskill (2016 Event)
In 2009, then Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill controversially granted the release on compassionate grounds of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the only man ever convicted for the Lockerbie Bombing in 1988. Now MacAskill has written his own account of the terrorist attack, the trial and the turmoil that has ensued. With forensic detail he explores the forces at play and why some questions continue to remain unanswered. In this event recorded live at the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival, he discusses his contentious book with Ruth Wishart.