Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kidd in the news

Friend and colleague Noel Young, a Boston-based journalist who reports on doings in the US for various Scottish newspapers, has co-authored a fascinating article which was published in the August 1 Daily Mail about Kidd's birth in Dundee and modern efforts to re-evaluate the "notorious pirate's" place in history.

The article reveals new information about Kidd's birth, taken from a baptismal certificate never before examined, which was unearthed through Young's diligent research. The story quotes both Dan Hamilton and Chris Macort and is part of renewed interest in Scotland about its famous "son."

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