‘Sharp intelligence’ hallmark of Milne’s writing, says Scotsman obit

‘SHARP intelligence’ and a style that was ‘by turns cool, playful and always rooted in research’ were among the many hallmarks of Kirsty Milne, a former writer on The Scotsman, who has died, aged 49.

Says an obituary by Iain Martin in The Scotsman, she also “was a highly esteemed adviser to several editors, providing sensible counsel as she endeavoured to make sure the paper’s news coverage and leader columns were grounded and based on reality”.

She latterly worked in acadame: in Harvard, then Oxford. She died of lung cancer.