Also at the Scottish Office was a young journalist, adventurer and playwright: Alastair Dunnett. He was the new press secretary for the Scottish Secretary of State. After the war, the friendship they’d struck during their professional time together stuck. They were married in 1946, their wedding announced in the Aberdeen Press and Journal, and held at the Old Parish Church in Corstorphine, pictured here.

Considering Perthshire, it has often occurred to me that I probably owe my marriage to Rob Roy MacGregor. A day among the romantic wild hills of Balquhidder, visiting the grave of the Highland’s best-known robber baron, and thence climbing barefoot up to the great waterfall that drops like a curtain from the mountain behind, sealed the fate of a teenage romance.

— The Scottish Highlands, p15