After The Ferret and The Herald exclusively revealed the SNP Government held hundreds of secret lobbying meetings last year, the Brian Taylor podcast is set to take on the topic. 

Speaking to two top Scottish lobbyists, Andy MacIver and James Mackenzie, today's episode will explore what power do lobbyists actually have and what lobbying means in modern Scotland

Andy Maciver is a former Conservative adviser and director of Message Matters, while James Mackenzie is the former head of media for the Scottish Greens.

Brian will also be joined by Karin Goodwin, co-editor of the Ferret, and our political correspondent Alistair Grant. 

The episode will be streamed LIVE today at 3.15pm on our Facebook and Twitter, as well as the Ferret's Facebook

And if you cannot catch it today it will be made available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

And listeners to the podcast have access to an exclusive subscription discount code, entitling them to 20% off our incredible annual rate, heard only through the live stream and recorded episodes.

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