Former first minister Henry McLeish has appeared in a special episode of The Herald's flagship political podcast.

The politician joined former BBC Scotland political editor and Herald columnist Brian Taylor as the pair looked at the last seven years since the 2014 independence referendum - and what is coming next for the union.

Joining the pair were Michael Russell, political director at the SNP's independence unit, and Donald Cameron, Scottish Conservative MSP and shadow cabinet secretary for constitution, external affairs and culture.

The panel discussed the prospect of Scottish independence, with McLeish saying he believes Scotland could be independent 'tomorrow', but suspects here will not be a referendum in the next five years.


The special episode is available across all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts

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