Book plan for former policy head, Alex Bell

A FORMER head of policy to First Minister, Alex Salmond, is penning a book that could be one of the must-reads during the run-up to next year’s referendum on Scotland’s constitutional future.

Alex Bell – a co-founder of – is believed to have struck a book deal with publishers, Luath.

In September, he parted ways with the Scottish Government, his reasons why explained in an explosive column for The Guardian newspaper that generated considerable media coverage.

An Easter publication date is the hope for his vision for Scotland’s future, the book to be titled, The People We Could Be.

The former Herald columnist, and BBC Radio Scotland and talk107 presenter, told “The most exciting part of the debate for far has been the emergence of a non-party group of nationalists, Labour voters and Greens seeking a whole new way of doing things. We have the chance to re-invent a broken system. The book is not advocating one particular path, but illuminating the many ways we could do a great job in building a fairer Scotland.”