Welcome to your Full Scottish, live from the YES Bar in Glasgow.
Programme starts at 12:30 PM on Sunday 21st August 2016
We’re proud to serve you another helping of news and views from the Full Scottish team, with a special feature on this weekend’s Pride Glasgow event. Live from the Yesbar at 12.30pm, we’ll be joined by Angela Crawley MP, James Dornan MSP, Kevin McKenna and Cat Boyd, with music from Christy Scott.
Scotland’s largest LGBTI festival takes place this weekend, the incredible Pride Glasgow celebrations, with a massive march through the city centre on Saturday. Pride Glasgow was established in 2004 as Pride Scotia (Glasgow), it became a charity in 2012 and the event has been run every year since. In 2015 they established the Pride Life Programme, aimed at engaging volunteers all year, and in 2016 the Pride Community Project was established, which will manage the Pride Fund and support, develop and engage the LGBTI community in Scotland.
We’ll have a special package from Saturday’s march to share with you.
Returning to join us for the Full Scottish newspaper review are Kevin McKenna and Cat Boyd.
Kevin is a former deputy editor of the Herald and executive editor of the Daily Mail in Scotland and is now a columnist for the Guardian, the Herald and the National newspaper.
Cat is a Scottish trade union activist who was a co-founder of the Radical Independence Campaign and the Scottish Left Project. She was a RISE candidate in the recent Holyrood election and writes a regular column for The National.
Angela Crawley MP was elected in 2015 by the constituency of Lanark and Hamilton East. is the SNP spokesperson for Women and Equalities and a member of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee. She first stood for election to South Lanarkshire Council for the Hamilton South ward and was elected in the 2012 local elections with 1,255 first preferences and taking the second seat in the ward, exceeding the quota.
Born and raised in Hamilton, Angela attended John Ogilvie High School before going on to study Politics at Stirling University. Having obtained a B.A honours degree in Politics, she continued to invest in her education and completed her LLB in Law from the University of Glasgow.
We’re delighted to welcome James Dornan MSP back to the Full Scottish.
James lives in the Cathcart Constituency and has stayed there most of his life. He joined Glasgow City Council in May 2007 as the elected Member representing the SNP in the new Langside Ward. He was elected as the Leader of the Opposition in Glasgow City Council in 2008. James previously stood for the SNP in the Ayr Constituency in 2003 Holyrood election, and Glasgow South West in 2005 Westminster elections. He was elected as MSP for Glasgow Cathcart in the 2011 Holyrood Elections.
Before becoming a councillor James worked for Stewart Maxwell MSP and during this time was described as a ‘key player at the vanguard in the battle to bring about a smoking ban’. In his ‘spare’ time, James lists watching football, attending theatre and reading among his hobbies.
Christy Scott is a young singer songwriter from the North East coast of Scotland currently studying music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.
Christy composes original folk songs and also enjoys transforming songs by well-known folk artists. She loves arranging old traditional Scots songs in a contemporary way.
Christy’s debut EP will be released in January.
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Hope you enjoy this week’s Full Scottish – Sunday, 12.30pm, live from the Yesbar.