Profile: Lesley Riddoch



I have been an award-winning broadcaster and journalist for more than 30 years focusing on politics, domestic policy and land reform. I won the Saltire Society’s Fletcher of Saltoun Award 2020 for contribution to public life and was named Independence Campaigner of the Year by The National newspaper. I’ve written several books, presented four films on Scotland’s Nordic/Baltic neighbours, and am Director of the Nordic Horizons policy group. I write for the Herald on Mondays.

Latest articles from Lesley Riddoch

Community Wealth Building made an appearance in the SNP’s programme for government last year prompting councils like Glasgow City to trial small, pilot projects
Youths fire fireworks at the PSNI on the Springfield road, during further unrest in Belfast
Lesley Riddoch: This is a proxy independence election ... it’s all about the journey, not the destination
Alex Salmond alba party launch video grab.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon                  Picture: Fraser Bremner/Daily Mail/PA Wire
Two women embrace as they stand before tributes for Sarah Everard at the bandstand on Clapham Common in London at the weekend
Lesley Riddoch: If you look beyond the stars of Indy movement, it’s policies that are winning women over to Yes
Lesley Riddoch: The choice is with Sturgeon... either escalate the battle or compromise
People taking part in the March for Independence wave Saltires as they process through Glasgow city centre