UNVEILED: DEWAR'S DIARIES; Donald's Brush with Cocaine
Byline: IAN DOW
SCOTLAND'S late First Minister Donald Dewar had a teenage brush with drugs, it was revealed in one of his diaries yesterday.
But this isn't a skeleton in the highly-respected politician's cupboard.
Nor is it evidence of a secret wild-child adolescence of a man renowned in later life for his donnish love of books.
But a 15-year-old Donald Dewar recalled in his diary that he was given cocaine.
The drug was part of the treatment for bleeding in the formidable Dewar nose.
He recorded in the entry for 5 August, 1953: "Owing to my previous night's illness I spent the morning in bed and the early afternoon reading. At …
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Publication information: Article title: UNVEILED: DEWAR'S DIARIES; Donald's Brush with Cocaine. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland). Publication date: August 30, 2001. Page number: 14. © 2009 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.