Media Theme Expected at Scottish Parliament Hustings

Press freedom and media ownership are expected to be among the issues that will be discussed at a hustings for the Scottish Parliament, taking place this evening in Stirling.

While other topics – not least a strike set for today among lecturers at Stirling University – are undoubtedly going to be discussed among the Parliament hopefuls, because the event is being chaired by the recent past president of the National Union of Journalists, Peter Murray, it is expected there will be a strong media theme to the proceedings.

Taking part in the debate are Tim Brett Scottish (Lib Dems), Callum Campbell (Scottish Conservatives), Felicity Garvie (Scottish Socialist Party), John Hendry (Scottish Labour), Alison Lindsay (SNP) and Mark Ruskell (Scottish Green Party). There may be also a Solidarity candidate.

Public service broadcasting and the future of journalism may also be on the agenda.

Free to attend, the event is taking place at 6.30pm at the Golden Lion Hotel, King Street, Stirling.