Full Scottish – 1st May 2016

Programme starts at 12:30 PM on Sunday 1st May 2016

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

Apologies, the internet signal dropped briefly at around 53:30 and when it was restored, unfortunately the sound has become out of sync. We will try to fix this if possible.

Welcome to the fourth Full Scottish, hosted by Michelle Rodger and Richard Walker at the Yesbar in Glasgow.

Joining our Sunday lunchtime hosts to review the papers is Kevin Pringle. Kevin is the former SNP communications chief and senior special adviser to Alex Salmond. He is now a columnist for the Sunday Times Scotland and a partner with communications consultancy Charlotte Street Partners.

We’ll be discussing women in sport with Susan Egelstaff and Maureen McGonigle.

Susan is a London 2012 Olympian and 2 x Commonwealth Games medallist. She is now a sports journalist writing for The Herald, The Sunday Herald and The National. She first represented Scotland in 2000 and went on to become the highest ranked female badminton athlete in the UK.

Maureen is a consultant specialising in event organisation, management, marketing, media relations, policy and strategy. She is also the founder of an independent charity formed in 2013 focused on raising the profile of Scottish Women In Sport.

The Full Scottish also takes a look at the challenges and opportunities for women in politics. Engaging in the debate will be Holyrood 2016 list candidates: Johanna Baxter for Labour, Zara Kitson for the Greens and Suzanne McLaughlin for the SNP.

Sexism, misogyny and online abuse are regularly experienced by female candidates for all parties. Is this intimidating behaviour enough to discourage women from entering the political arena? Or do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? And what more needs to be done to encourage women to get involved in politics.

Finally on the Full Scottish, we’ll be enjoying music from Marco Ramelli, an award-winning guitarist and composer from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  He graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a Masters Degree of Performeance (APEL) with Distinction and is currently a Doctorate student at the RCS. Marco’s research is focused on contemporary music for guitar, particularly on the works by the Scottish composer Thomas Wilson. Marco regularly performs in Italy, Spain, Turkey and the UK and recently made his USA debut in Los Angeles.

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