Adam Smith: The Kirkcaldy Papers – launch of new book on Smith’s legacy

Published: 11 December 2023

"Adam Smith: The Kirkcaldy Papers” was launched at an event in Kirkcaldy’s Old Kirk.

Graeme Roy and two other standing with a bust of Adam Smith behind them Source: Amy Laux

The book is a collection of essays from 15 speakers, who took part in a major symposium in June, at the Old Kirk as part of Kirkcaldy’s Adam Smith’s tercentenary programme. Contributions were made by the University of Glasgow’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Professor Graeme Roy and Professor Kat Riach.

The launch was organised by Professor Roger Mullin, Kirkcaldy’s former MP, who hopes the book will continue to shine a light on Smith’s influence. Guests included broadcaster Robert Peston and Scottish actress and comedian Elaine C. Smith.

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First published: 11 December 2023