The Hit List
Four-page preview of the big events of the next seven days
The big events in Scotland over the next seven days ... and why you’d be crazy to miss them
Returning for lively discussion and debate on the issues of the day is the Festival Of Politics, which runs from October 10 to October 13 at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
Big names appearing include Mary Beard, Michael Heseltine, Margaret Hodge, Tom Devine, Ben Okri and Darren McGarvey (pictured, right), winner of the 2018 Orwell Prize for his book, Poverty Safari.
Now in its 14th year, the festival will cover topics such as housing, disability, #MeToo, Brexit, a robot economy and a new Cold War.
The festival will also host BBC’s Question Time from the parliament’s debating chamber on October 11.