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Riddoch talk

Lesley Riddoch.

AWARD winning journalist, broadcaster and best-selling author Lesley Riddoch will be visiting Shetland to talk about her book Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish.

Looking at health, housing, identity and comparing the approach of Nordic nations, Blossom argues that the Scottish people have what it takes to manage their own affairs.

She also calls for greater equality to help the country flourish – whether devolved or independent.

The talk has been organised by local journalist Louise Thomason, in association with Shetland Arts, and will take place at 7pm on 27 May at the Shetland Museum and Archives. Entry is free and no booking is necessary.

Riddoch writes weekly columns for The Scotsman and Sunday Post and is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Newsnight Scotland and Scotland Tonight.

Former editor of The Scotswoman, a 1995 edition of The Scotsman written and edited by its female staff, she also founded the Scottish feminist magazine Harpies and Quines, and won two SONY awards for her daily Radio Scotland show.