Norman S. Newton

Norman S. Newton was born and brought up on the south side of Glasgow, emigrating to New Zealand at the age of 12. Moving on to the USA with his family after four years, he attended college and university in Tennessee and Indiana, returning to Scotland in 1971 to start his career as a librarian in Glasgow University Library. He moved to public libraries in 1976, first in Campbeltown Public Library in Kintyre and then, from 1980, in Inverness. From 1992 to 1998 he was the Reference Librarian at Inverness Library, then in charge of Reference and Information Services for the whole Highland Libraries network until his retirement in 2009. He is the author of several books on Scottish islands and on the local history of Inverness, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He lives in Inverness.