Land campaigner and author Andy Wightman visited the Bateman studios to discuss land ownership, the Scottish parliament, and the possible impact of constitutional change.
Andy — author of the excellent book The Poor Had No Lawyers — is an avid commentator of the Scottish political scene, as well as seeking to change land policy.
As a man whose career has been wedded to the land – physically as well as instinctively and his writing and research, Wightman has tackled the pan ownership problem head on. He wants action, and remains frustrated that our politicians haven’t gone far enough in taking on the landowners and absentee landlords.
His fellow guest is the redoubtable Julie Webster, another person who campaigns for the dispossessed. As founder of the high-profile Maryhill Food Bank in Glasgow, and now an avowed Yes campaigner, Julie has found herself in the public limelight more than she ever imagined. As a true campaigner, her response has been to hit home the real truth about our society and the growing demand for food banks across the country. She has gained real respect and praise along the way.
Julie delivers a biting portrayal of life running a food bank, the people who use it and the outlook for Scotland’s poor.
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