News Release

Former SNP MSP Bill Walker Publishes Autobiography
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Bill Walker, the former SNP MSP for Dunfermline, has now published his autobiography, “Bill Walker: My Story”.
Subtitled “Setting the Record Straight”, Bill Walker first covers a private and professional life, full of interest and surprise.
From humble origins, Bill Walker became a patent-earning leader in the global development of nuclear medicine scanning, before entering other professional areas.
His private life was less smooth with periods of great happiness, fulfilment, frustration and desperate sadness.
His later entry into elected politics exposed personal and political treachery against him at the highest level.
Bill Walker has much to say about the murky world of internal party politics and his treatment by a Scottish legal system which, his supporters suggest, had little connection with the pursuit of justice.
 
“Bill Walker: My Story” can be found online on Amazon Books, first as an e-book. It may be downloaded directly onto a Kindle or, via a free Kindle Reader, onto virtually any computer to read.  Photographs accompanying the e-book can be found on this blog immediately preceding this post.

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.15  With future wife June atop the Sky Tower in Auckland. Dec 2008

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.14  With Scots-born Australian cousins Gordon and Florence at her home outside Melbourne. Nov 2008

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.13  My client in Gdansk with whom I worked from 2003 to 2005

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.12  Reliving our Ohio-Nuclear days with Dr Philip Stimpson, Chairman of Mediwatch Plc, at a watering hole in Houston, Renfrewshire. Summer 2005

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.11  Former wife Diana Walker at her home in Airth with our lovely dog, Ailsa, during one of my dog-walking visits, shortly before Diana had her put down. Summer 2003

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.10  June (on right) and I with our good friends from my teenage years, John and Sheila Beak (now resident in Canada), in the Red Lion at Culross, Fife. Feb 2003

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.09  Ian and I with other exhibitors on the Glasgow, Scotland stand at Nor-Shipping 2003 in Oslo

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.08  With my SHIPS business partner, Ian Chisholm, at the Nor-Shipping Exhibition in Oslo. Jun 2003

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

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18.07  My double-sided 2003 business card. I carried out work across the range of markets and skills indicated

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.06  Anne at her favourite vista just south of Ardvasar. Oct 2002

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.05  With Anne Gruber at dinner in the Ardvasar \hotel, Skye. Oct 2002

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.04  My eldest son, Alastair, on a visit to Edinburgh, one year before he died in Aug 2001

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.03  My listing as a Consultant in the 1999 Babcock-led Team assembled to bid for the management of the Atomic Weapons Establishment site at Aldermarston

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.02  With my mother celebrating her 84th birthday at Bogside. Jul 1998

A Quieter but Busy Life 1996-2008

18.01  At my Bogside home with Topsy, my favourite pussycat of all time! Oct 1997

On to Fife 1993-96

17.03  Photographic proof that everyone does not suit the kilt. Jun 1996

On to Fife 1993-96

17.02  Diana in her element with a young colleague at an AGAS staff function near London. Nov 1994

On to Fife 1993-96

17.01  Diana and I knew our place on this visit to Balmoral with the Queen in residence. Summer 1993

At the Heart of Scotland 1988-93

16.09  Possibly the smokiest barbecue ever which Diana and I hosted at Red Carr House. Jun 1992

At the Heart of Scotland 1988-93

16.08 Diana’s son, James, and I play “winter basketball” at Red Carr House..Jan 1991

At the Heart of Scotland 1988-93

16.07 Diana and I out in a “highly recommended” Hillfoots restaurant near Blairlogie. 1990

At the Heart of Scotland 1988-93

16.06  My oldest son, Alastair, reviews his study notes during a weekend visit to Red Carr House, Blairlogie. Apr 1990

At the Heart of Scotland 1988-93

16.05  Diana in a more relaxed mode back on the Corsican beach. Jul 1989

At the Heart of Scotland 1988-93

16.04  That really is me up there under the parachute somewhere, being towed behind Diana’s speedboat. Jul 1989