Podcast Episodes

E27: Just Transition - With Stephen Flynn MP

The Just Transition. Everyone will have heard the phrase, and many will have at least a vague idea of the meaning behind it. But, looking in-depth and in specific terms, what do politicians mean when they talk about it? Stephen Flynn MP is the SNP’s Energy spokesperson at Westminster and so is well-versed in the …

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E26: Scotland's Land - With Rob Gibson

Scotland’s land is one of our greatest assets in so many ways, but decades and even centuries of mismanagement have held Scotland back. Rob Gibson was an MSP in the Highlands for 13 years and served as convener of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change, and Environment committee. A well-respected author, Rob has written many books …

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E25: Scotland & the EU - With Jenny Gilruth MSP.

Jenny Gilruth MSP has been the MSP for Mid-Fife and Glenrothes since 2016, serving in the Scottish Government’s justice and education committees. Now, she serves as our minister for Culture, Europe and International Development in Holyrood. In 2014, the Better Together campaign infamously told Scotland that the only way to guarantee EU membership was to …

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E24: The Business Case for Independence - With Michelle Thomson MSP

Joining Scotland’s Choice host this week is Michelle Thomson MSP. Currently the MSP for Falkirk East, she previously represented Edinburgh West in Westminster and also held the brief of Business, Innovation, and Skills for the SNP. During the 2014 referendum, business and the economy were, and remain, a huge part of the argument for independence. A …

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E23: Scotland's Transport - With Gavin Newlands MP

In this episode of Scotland’s Choice, Drew sits down with Gavin Newlands MP to discuss all things Transport. Transport plays a huge part in all of our lives. Whether it’s commuting to working, travelling for a holiday or supermarket supply chains, transport plays a vital role in modern life. SNP transport spokesperson Gavin Newlands MP …

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E22: Independence & Young People - With Charlotte Armitage.

Drew sits down with activist, Charlotte Armitage to discuss the role of young people in the independence movement. Young people are a key part of the independence movement. One of the strengths of the 2014 Yes campaign’s was the grassroots element, and young people were front and centre. The YSI is the SNP’s youth wing …

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E21: Scotland's Media - With John Nicolson MP

In this episode Drew sits down with John Nicolson MP to discuss Scotland’s media. Scotland’s media came under much scrutiny in the run-up to the first independence referendum in 2014. John Nicolson MP is SNP spokesperson for Digital, Media, Culture, and Sport. Scotland’s national broadcaster in the UK is the BBC. Studies have shown they …

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E20: Arctic Relations - With Angus Robertson MSP

Drew sits down with Angus Robertson MSP to discuss Scotland’s relationship with artic neighbours. Scotland is the world’s northernmost country which isn’t technically in the Arctic region. After independence, therefore, it is vital that we look to our Arctic neighbours and form real and lasting partnerships with them. There’s also a lot that we can …

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E19: Feminist Foreign Policy - With Prof. Caron E. Gentry

Feminist foreign policy is the topic we’re covering this week on Scotland’s Choice podcast. Joining host Drew Hendry MP, is one of the leading voices in the matter, Prof. Caron E. Gentry. Caron is currently a Professor in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. Her main research focuses on gender …

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