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This week Lesley Riddoch is joined by charity advisor and former director of the Scottish Council Foundation James McCormack and Christine Grahame, MSP for the South of Scotland and convenor of the health committee.

As well as the Queen's Speech and how it affects Scotland, the panel discuss devolution, Scotland's "pocket money" and the controversial BBC documentary The Scheme.


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Joining Lesley Riddoch this week are Andy Myles, former chief executive of the Scottish Lib Dems and "an emerging pundit", and Scotsman columnist and "historian" Michael Fry.

They discuss the direction of the Scottish Conservatives in the wake of the Lib-Con coalition, as well as devolution and taxes.


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In this post-election podcast the Lib Dem/Conservative coalition provides the main talking point as the panel discuss the problems that may lie ahead.

The state of the Labour party and the identity of who the new leader may be also come under the microscope.


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This week presenter Lesley Riddoch is joined by political commentator Michael Kelly and Scotsman columnist Joyce McMillan.

They discuss the last minute election campaign issues - and new knees.


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This week presenter Lesley Riddoch is joined by former Lord Provost of Edinburgh Eric Milligan and Scotsman columnist Peter Jones.

They discuss the week's election campaign issues, including the prospect of a hung parliament and the party leaders' standing in the polls.


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This week presenter Lesley Riddoch is joined by Scottish Lib Dem Andy Myles, Scotsman columnist Joyce McMillan and Scotsman assistant editor Peter McMahon.

They discuss the week's election campaign issues, including the surge in support for Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg following the TV leaders' debate.


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This week presenter Lesley Riddoch is joined by Murdo Fraser, deputy leader of the Scottish Conservatives, and George Kerevan, Scotsman columnist and SNP candidate,

Up for discussion is the Tory manifesto and the election issues of the week, including local government, education and the misguided Labour poster that painted David Cameron as DCI Gene Hunt of Ashes to Ashes fame.


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The panel - which includes host Lesley Riddoch, Scotland on Sunday deputy editor Kenny Farquharson and Scotsman columnist Joyce McMillan - discuss the burning issues affecting Scottish politics this week.

The official firing of the starting gun for the 2010 general election dominates the discussion as the credibility and frailties of the main parties and their leaders are assessed.


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Welcome to the seventh episode of the Scotsman Politics Podcast.

The panel - which includes host Lesley Riddoch, Scotsman Assistant Editor Peter MacMahon and contributors Joyce McMillan and Tiffany Jenkins - discuss the burning issues affecting Scottish politics this week.


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Welcome to the sixth episode of The Scotsman's politics podcasts.

This week Scotsman columnist George Kerevan joins Lesley Riddoch to discuss the Budget.


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