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Last Updated: Sunday, 25 September 2005, 09:49 GMT 10:49 UK
Aid and philanthropy
On Sunday 25 September 2005 Andrew Marr interviewed Sir Tom Hunter, Scottish entrepreneur and philanthropist

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Sir Tom Hunter
Sir Tom Hunter, Scottish entrepreneur and philanthropist

ANDREW MARR: Of all the many myths about Scotland our most perfidious is that the Scots are unhappy to part with their hard-earned cash.

One man who has dramatically proved this wrong is the business tycoon and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter.

He has donated $1 million to Bill Clinton's global initiative for Africa which is a new venture for the former President in his battle to alleviate world poverty.

Now Tom Hunter joins me from Ayrshire. Good morning Sir Tom.

TOM HUNTER: Morning Andrew, how are you?

ANDREW MARR: I'm extremely well. I hope you are too. For those who don't know it just give us briefly the sort of Tom Hunter story. You come from a long family of shopkeepers and you've made an absolute mint originally with footwear, is that r