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Scottish politics dissected from a left, pro-independence stance. Each week, award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Lesley Riddoch chews over the week’s news with former media lecturer and Dundee United fan, Pat Joyce. If you like intelligent, quirky chat about Scottish society and culture, and Scottish, UK and international politics analysed from a Scottish perspective; this podcast is for you.

May 29, 2018

Once again Lesley has returned from another trip away. This time it's the Orkney Folk Festival and, once again, we’re struck by the power of music to inspire and move.

Monday night saw the launch of Lesley's newest project, “Nation", a series of films on our nearest, northern neighbours, made in association with the fantastic Phantom Power.  

And we begin the podcast with a review and discussion on the first of these, Faroe Islands-the connected nation.

Here's the link; https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/nation

It was a momentous week in Ireland as the nation voted overwhelmingly to repeal Section 8 of the constitution.

We reflect not only on the importance of this decision but its potential impact on Irish reunification given the stance on social issues of the DUP.

Next you hear our surprising take on the Scottish Growth Commission Report. 

Finally, Lesley returns to Orkney and its innovations in green energy generation driven by the necessity of being ignored by the big energy providers.