How Can Scotland Blossom?

Lesley Riddoch

Dispensing with jousts over Devo Max and EU membership, journalist Lesley Riddoch pinpoints buds of growth and the blight holding Scotland back.  She offers a plain-speaking call to restore control to local communities and let the nation flourish. Lesley Riddoch’s latest book poses a question as important as the one Scots must answer on 18 September 2014. Why is Scotland still the most unequal society and sick man (and woman) of Europe despite an abundance of natural resources and a long history of inventiveness?

Lesley Riddoch is one of Scotland’s best known commentators and broadcasters.  She was assistant editor of The Scotsman in the 1990s (and editor of the Scotswoman in 1995 when female staff wrote, edited and produced the paper) contributing editor of the Sunday Herald.  She is best known for broadcasting with programmes on BBC2, Channel 4, Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland, for which she has won two Sony speech broadcaster awards.

Join Lesley at the OAP Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 2nd October, when she will discuss her latest book, “Blossom – what Scotland needs to Flourish”.