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Scotland's Choice +ScotlandsChoice
Podcast hosted by Drew Hendry. A look at Scotland's choices & discussing the opportunities for a more progressive Scotland.
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Some of the best bits of Scotland’s Choice.Part Two of our special episodes showcasing some of the key points made on Scotland’s Choice. With 2022 set to be a huge year for the independence movement, it’s vital that we familiarise ourselves with the facts. Ahead of us is a year in which plans for the referendum will be published. Let’s not let it slip now! Listed below are links to each of...
Some of the best bits of Scotland’s Choice.Part One of two special episodes showcasing some of the key points made on Scotland’s Choice. With 2022 set to be a huge year for the independence movement, it’s vital that we familiarise ourselves with the facts. Ahead of us is a year in which plans for the referendum will be published. Let’s not let it slip now! Listed below are links to each of...
With Hannah Bardell MP and Sally Donald. With Hannah Bardell MP and Sally Donald.According to UN analysis early this year, at the current rate, gender equality in the highest positions of power will not be reached for another 130 years.This shows just how much work is needed to create more gender-balanced and better...
With Alyn Smith MP, and Yes Stirling activists Greg and Gerry. A view from Stirling.In this episode, the first of our Yes Places series, Drew talks with members of the Stirling independence movement about their activism, their views on the route to Independence...
With Ian Blackford MP.For more of Ian’s work, click here.Listen to other Scotland’s Choice episodes here.
With Cllr Laura Brennan-Whitefield.Twelve-month waits for payment,  a culture of suspicion, punishing bureaucracy are just some of the features of the UK Social Security system people living with disabilities face.In this episode, Drew chats to Councillor Laura Brennan-Whitefield, a SNP Councillor for North Ayr, a mother, a disabilities campaigner, a trekie and someone who lives with a...
With Our Activist Roundtable – Marcus Carslaw, Danielle Nicolson and Alan Dalziel.When we think of politics we probably think of the grand halls of Westminster Palace or the postmodern structure of the Scottish Parliament. With that, we also likely think of key political figures in the main parties. The First Minister, the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, the Presiding Officer. Cast...
With Ariane Burgess MSP.Wellbeing is something we’re all a lot more in tune with today. And there is a growing number of people who support the idea of a wellbeing economy – one that promotes looking after individuals and the environment. To discuss the (not so new) idea, Ariane Burgess, Green MSP for the Highlands and Islands Region, joins host Drew Hendry MP.Much of today’s economic...
With Stewart Hosie MPTrade is the beating heart of any economy. In its simplest form, it allows goods or services to be transferred between one party to another, in return for other goods/services, or, more commonly, money. So where has the UK lost its way with regards to trade? What’s changed in recent years that’s had such a disastrous effect?Stewart Hosie MP has been MP for Dundee East...
With Our Activist Roundtable – Marcus Carslaw, Danielle Nicholson and Alan DalzielGrassroots activism has an extremely important part to play in politics.When we think of politics we probably think of the grand halls of Westminster Palace or the postmodern structure of the Scottish Parliament. With that, we also likely think of key political figures in the main parties. The First Minister, the...
With Stephen Flynn MPThe Just Transition. Everyone will have heard the phrase, and many will have at least a vague idea of the meaning behind it. But, looking in-depth and in specific terms, what do politicians mean when they talk about it?Stephen Flynn MP is the SNP’s Energy spokesperson at Westminster and so is well-versed in the subject of the Just Transition. In this episode of Scotland’s...
With Rob Gibson.Scotland’s land is one of our greatest assets in so many ways, but decades and even centuries of mismanagement have held Scotland back.Rob Gibson was an MSP in the Highlands for 13 years and served as convener of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change, and Environment committee. A well-respected author, Rob has written many books about Scotland’s land and the reform it so...
With Jenny Gilruth MSP.Jenny Gilruth MSP has been the MSP for Mid-Fife and Glenrothes since 2016, serving in the Scottish Government’s justice and education committees. Now, she serves as our minister for Culture, Europe and International Development in Holyrood. In 2014, the Better Together campaign infamously told Scotland that the only way to guarantee EU membership was to vote No. Many Scots...
With Michelle Thomson MSP.Joining Scotland’s Choice host this week is Michelle Thomson MSP. Currently the MSP for Falkirk East, she previously represented Edinburgh West in Westminster and also held the brief of Business, Innovation, and Skills for the SNP.During the 2014 referendum, business and the economy were, and remain, a huge part of the argument for independence. A lot has also changed...
With Gavin Newlands MPTransport plays a huge part in all of our lives. Whether it’s commuting to working, travelling for a holiday or supermarket supply chains, transport plays a vital role in modern life. SNP transport spokesperson Gavin Newlands MP joins host Drew Hendry MP on this episode of Scotland’s Choice. They discuss the current state of affairs in Scotland as part of the UK, and what...
With Charlotte Armitage.
In Conversation with John Nicolson MP.Scotland’s media came under much scrutiny in the run-up to the first independence referendum in 2014. John Nicolson MP is SNP spokesperson for Digital, Media, Culture, and Sport. Here, he sits down with host Drew Hendry MP to talk through the various aspects of Scotland’s media.Scotland’s national broadcaster in the UK is the BBC. Studies have shown they...
In Conversation with Angus Robertson MSP.Scotland is the world’s northernmost country which isn’t technically in the Arctic region. After independence, therefore, it is vital that we look to our Arctic neighbours and form real and lasting partnerships with them. There’s also a lot that we can learn from these countries, as we are doing already with policies such as the Baby Box being...
In Conversation with Prof. Caron E. Gentry.The feminist foreign policy is the topic we’re covering this week on the Scotland’s Choice podcast. Joining host Drew Hendry MP, is one of the leading voices in the matter, Prof. Caron E. Gentry. Caron is currently a Professor in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. Her main research focuses on gender and terrorism as...
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