Broadcaster Lesley Riddoch live in Stonehaven next week

Lesley Riddoch
Lesley Riddoch

One of Scotland’s best-known authors, broadcasters and columnists will be in Stonehaven next week promoting her new book.

Campaigning journalist Lesley Riddoch is on a tour promoting ‘Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish’, and she will be at the indoor bowling club on Tuesday, August 19, from 7 to 8.30pm.

Lesley is an award-winning broadcaster, writer and journalist who writes regularly for The Scotsman as well as many other publications.

She will be answering questions and going into detail behind her thinking about topics such as tackling Scotland’s inequalities, why women still under-represented in politics and public life, and why people don’t care enough to get involved or turn out to vote in elections.

In ‘Blossom: What Scotland Needs To Flourish’, Lesley Riddoch relates stories of Scots who’ve struggled against the odds to improve their communities – usually without help from any of the authorities.

She describes the tumultuous years leading to the pioneering community buyout on Eigg; the brave decision by housing coop pioneers in West Whitlawburn to take over their crumbling estate; the 20-year project by Perthshire ecologists to prove arid, sporting estates along the A9 could become verdant community woodland.

Also, the unconventional methods of obstetrician Mary Hepburn who manages to reach Scotland’s sickest, drug-using mothers, the story behind the Scotswoman paper and Harpies and Quines feminist magazine – and much more.

Admission to her talk is free.

For more information you can visit her website