MSPs back but without Macwhirter

THE MSPs are back at work from their summer recess, and BBC Scotland’s coverage of the Scottish Parliament is also back, starting today, but with one notable absentee.

As he announced at the end of the last parliamentary session, a 1,000 politics programmes was about enough for TV presenter and newspaper columnist, Iain Macwhirter.

And so, a new line-up swings into action.

Louise Stewart will present the Wednesday edition of Holyrood Live and Brian Taylor the Thursday edition, while Isabel Fraser will present Politics Scotland (on Fridays) and Glenn Campbell the Politics Show (on Sundays).