First Minister appears at Fraser of Allander event

By Kirsty-Louise Hunt, News Editor

First Minister Alex Salmond appeared in an event co-ordinated by the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute on Thursday 16 January, at the start of the year of Scotland’s independence referendum.

Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute is a research unit in the Strathclyde Business School, carrying out research on regional issues and the Scottish economy in particular, including forecasting and the analysis of short-term and medium-term movements in Scottish economic activity.

Mr Salmond was interviewed by BBC broadcaster James Naughtie in the event at Glasgow’s Mitchell Theatre.

The event is the first in a series of seminars planned to be held throughout the year ahead of the independence referendum on 18 September.

The programme is organised in partnership with the Herald & Times Group and the Glasgow-based charity INSP (International Network of Street Papers).

Maree Aldam, General Manager of INSP said:

“The first event in January with Alex Salmond was fantastic, so we’re really looking forward to being back in the Mitchell Theatre in March with James Naughtie interviewing Alistair Darling.

“We’d like to thank our media partner The Herald; law firm Tods Murray for arranging for filming the events; and the staff of Glasgow Life and the Mitchell Library for their help and support.”

The next event will take place on Thursday 13 March where James Naughtie will be in conversation with the leader of the Better Together campaign, Alistair Darling.

Tickets cost £20 – for more information on how to book a place, visit

All ticket sale proceeds will go towards INSP’s work fighting poverty and homelessness in Scotland and around the world.


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