Scottish Cabinet on Arran

My interview with Michael Russell MSP and a report from the Scottish Cabinet public meeting on Arran chaired by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.


The Cabinet Secretary for Brexit gives me his uncompromising thoughts on how Westminster is handling Brexit and the attitude of some MPs towards Scotland and the Devolution Settlement. Mr Russell talks about the importance of immigration to counteract the fall in the working age population in the Highlands and Islands.

Also –

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland  hosts the Scottish Cabinet public question and answer meeting in the Community Theatre at Arran High School.  The entire Scottish Cabinet field questions from 250 local residents and school pupils.  

Access to affordable housing is a huge concern on Arran.  The Arran Economic Group acknowledges that a shortage of affordable housing keeps some island businesses back as they can’t easily find and keep staff.  There appears to be plan, though.

The public Q&A session was recorded by permission of thee Scottish Government (Mark Taylor)

Copyright acknowledgements:

The Road to Lisdoonvarna & Scollay’s by Pinniped is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.

“RetroFuture” by Kevin MacLeod ( is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Technique police?   There’s a wee example in here of why you should never let anyone take your microphone. It’s a point I wanted to emphasise. Even so plosives  jist ar’nae cool, but it wisnae my microphone …by the way.