Sal­mond to host show on Rus­sia’s RT

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By CONOR RIOR­DAN news­

For­mer first min­is­ter Alex Sal­mond is to host his own po­lit­i­cal talk show on RT.

Mr Sal­mond, who lost his seat at West­min­ster in this year’s gen­eral elec­tion, an­nounced he will present the pro­gramme on the Rus­sian state-owned broad­caster last night.

The Alex Sal­mond Show will in­clude guests from busi­ness, po­lit­i­cal and en­ter­tain­ment back­grounds.

He said: “This pro­gramme will give peo­ple with some­thing to say a plat­form to say it, and we in­tend to find out some­thing about the per­son- 0 Alex Sal­mond is look­ing for guests with a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude al­i­ties be­hind the pub­lic fig­ures.

“In this show I’m go­ing to give you the op­por­tu­nity to get to know our guests just that bit bet­ter.

“I’m not in­ter­ested in catch­ing peo­ple out on sta­tis­tics or lay­ing them low with past quo­ta­tions.

“I want to hear from peo­ple of ideas and an­swers, with some­thing pos­i­tive to con­trib­ute.”

The idea for the pro­gramme was in­spired by his Ed­in­burgh Fringe Fes­ti­val show, Alex Sal­mond Un­leashed.

It will be di­vided into two parts, one giv­ing some­one a plat­form to air their ideas fol­lowed by ques­tion­ing from the 62-year-old, while the sec­ond will be a more per­sonal in­ter­view.

Pro­duced by Slainte Me­dia, the first broad­cast will be on air next Thurs­day.

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