Full Scottish – 15th May 2016

Programme starts at 12:30 PM on Sunday 15th May 2016

Welcome to your Full Scottish, live from the YES Bar in Glasgow.

Hello and welcome to your 6th Full Scottish! Joining hosts Michelle Rodger and Richard Walker are media legend Ruth Wishart and the Yes campaign’s Blair Jenkins, alongside musician Euan McIlvanney and comedian Patrick Rolink.

If you haven’t heard of Ruth Wishart – where have you been for the last few decades? Ruth is one of Scotland’s leading journalists. A columnist for The Herald, she has held senior positions with The Scotsman, Sunday Standard, Daily Record and Sunday Mail. As a radio presenter, her credits include Blood Ties, Eye to Eye, Values Added, Speaking Out, Headlines, and Woman’s Hour. She chairs The Dewar Arts Awards, and is a Trustee of The National Galleries of Scotland. She is a former chair of The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow and of Theatre Cryptic, and a former Governor of Glasgow School of Art.

Ruth will be doing the Full Scottish newspaper review with Richard, Michelle and comedian Patrick Rolink. Patrick is recognised as the ‘big man’ of Scottish comedy and is one of the most in demand compere and stand ups on the circuit. His easy going personality and sharp observations have seen him perform across the globe at some of the greatest venues in the world including Carnegie Hall on Broadway and the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas. He is also an accomplished after dinner speaker, a director of Albion Rovers Football Club and a director of the children’s humanitarian charity Spirit Aid.

The Full Scottish interview of the week is with Blair Jenkins. Blair is an award winning, former journalist and was chief executive of Yes Scotland. Previously, he was Director of Broadcasting at STV and Head of News and Current Affairs at both STV and BBC Scotland. He chaired the Scottish Broadcasting Commision in 2007-08 and the Scottish Digital Network Panel. In the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2010 he was made an OBE for services to broadcasting. We’ll be talking to Blair about the BBC White Paper published this week, but we couldn’t let him go without asking about the referendum, indyref 2 and finding out what he’s been doing since September 19 2014.

We’ll be taking our usual look at international news with foreign correspondent David Pratt.

Music for this Full Scottish comes from Kilmarnock based singer, pianist and guitarist Euan McIlvanney, we’re thrilled to have him on the show.


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