John McKendrick Q.C. is a British lawyer and the Attorney General of the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla.
As a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, John travels a lot and during a visit to Panama City he was inspired to learn about the Darien venture undertaken by Scotland in the late 17th C. This led him to write: Darien: A Journey in Search of Empire which was published by Birlinn in February 2016. Though previous accounts have been written on the subject of Darien, John’s historical account of Scotland’s unsuccessful attempt to establish a colony on the isthmus of Panama, is combined with his fascinating travelogue to Darien in Panama as well as Darien, Georgia. The impact of the Darien venture had a far reaching impact on Scottish, British and American history.