Riddoch Questions: 100 and out

ONE of the best-known voices on BBC Radio Scotland signs off for the foreseeable future today, as part of a rescheduling at the station.

Lesley Riddoch will be wishing listeners a good day at 2pm today by announcing that BBC Scotland’s political editor, Brian Taylor, will be taking over her two-hour berth from September, with next week’s slot and a few thereafter being given over to Edinburgh Festivals coverage.

Today will be the 100th and final edition of Riddoch Questions, and it is to be devoted to whether Scotland can achieve a world-leading 42 per cent cut in carbon emissions, with her guests being Scottish climate change minister, Stewart Stevenson; green campaigner, George Monbiot; ecological design architect, Howard Liddell; and Scottish Green Party leader and MSP, Patrick Harvie.

Formerly a staffer at BBC Radio Scotland, she has been presenting Riddoch Questions for around two years as part of the independent production effort of her Dundee-based company, Feisty Productions.

Her future plans include writing her regular The Scotsman column, working on an EU marine energy consortium, writing a book about the Nordic nations and seeking occasional presenting jobs from BBC Radios 4 and 5 Live.