First of all, thanks for taking the time to read about, listen to, or subscribe to the podcast!
The idea came from the fact that, after listening to Prime Minister’s Questions one day, I searched for First Minister’s Questions, and could only find the video (on YouTube, iPlayer, Scottish Parliament TV, and Facebook).
Whilst that shows that there’s already a lot of options available to those who’d like to watch, being able to listen, wherever, whenever is important.
First Minister’s Question Time has developed since the establishment of The Scottish Parliament. In its current form, on Thursdays at Noon, when the Parliament is sitting, the First Minister appears for 45 minutes, to answer questions lodged by MSPs and selected by the Presiding Officer.
The plan is, as of now, to upload the podcast FMQ’s as soon as possible after they happen. I’ll include the names of the questioners, their portfolios – should they have them, and give the date of the next Question Time.
There will also be twice yearly posts from The Convenors Group’s meetings with the First Minister.
Sometimes, there might be a delay in uploading, but I hope not. That comes of this being an amateur rather than professional project.
It’s worth noting that the audio will be unabridged, taken direct from the Scottish Parliament’s feed. The images and audio, unless otherwise stated are reproduced under The Scottish Parliament Copyright Licence.