Lesley Riddoch to outline her vision for Scotland in Elgin

Lesley Riddoch – bound for Moray.

One of Scotland’s most respected broadcasters is set to host a discussion in Moray centred on her highly acclaimed book on the future of the nation.

Entry is free to ‘An evening with Lesley Riddoch’ in the Gallery room at Elgin Library at 7pm on Friday, October 11.

A former contributing editor at the Sunday Herald and assistant editor for The Scotsman, Lesley Riddoch was shortlisted for an Orwell prize in 2006 – an award that is given to those journalists who make political writing accessible.

She is perhaps best known for her work at the BBC, where for five years she presented the Radio Scotland programme ‘Speaking Out’, for which she was awarded a Silver Quill from the Law Society and a best talk show award.

Lesley later presented her own daily Radio Scotland show the Lesley Riddoch Programme, while also presenting on television including The Midnight Hour for BBC2 and the People’s Parliament and Powerhouse for Channel 4.

For her visit to Elgin Lesley is the guest of Yes Moray, the local campaign for a Yes vote in next year’s referendum.  While admitting recently that she would be voting for an independent Scotland, she has her own ideas about the future of Scotland, many of which are outlined in her new book ‘Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish’.

A spokesman for Yes Moray said: “We are delighted that Lesley accepted our invitation to Elgin Library for a talk about her book and her ideas for the future of Scotland.

“She has agreed to answer any questions the audience may have after her presentation in what we are sure will be a highly informative evening with one of Scotland’s leading media personalities.”

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