A Glasgow lawyer and son of a sea‐captain, MacCormick was a leading founder of the National Party of Scotland in 1928. In 1934 the National Party merged with the Scottish Party to form the Scottish National Party. MacCormick lost control of the party in 1942 to more radical leaders, who opposed the war. He then formed a Scottish Convention which summoned a ‘Scottish National Assembly’ in 1947 to call for devolution.
Subjects: British History.