Hamish’s Odyssey – Part One

Former newspaper man – and more recently, Press Gazette Scottish correspondent – Hamish Mackay, is hoping to be elected to the Scottish Parliament on the 3rd of next month. Standing for the new, Scottish Voice party, he’s now travelling the length and breadth of the country, to drum up support. As he writes about here, in the first of a series of exclusive reports, for allmediascotland.com…..

Only eleven days to go now to my date with destiny in my outrageous and cunning bid to be one of Scottish Voice’s regional list MSPs at Holyrood, as the fledgling party’s candidate for the far-flung Highlands and Islands constituency.

And it’s been a good start. After all, I made the Daily Telegraph on Saturday, in Alan Cochrane’s
idiosyncratic ‘Election Notebook’.

The elegant Cochrane, who is the Torygraph’s self-styled eminence grise in Scotland, referred to