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The Last Execution

The Last Excecution

Henry John Burnett is the last man to be hanged in Scotland. He was convicted of the murder of Thomas Guyan after a remarkably brief trial in Aberdeen 50 years ago. Kevin Drummond QC narrates not only the circumstances of the murder and the trial but also reveals the remarkable subsequent activity behind the scenes that determined whether Burnett would be reprieved or hanged.