Full Scottish goes all cultural this week, with a focus on the creative economy, design, innovation and economic regeneration.
Michelle Rodger, Richard Walker and the Full Scottish crew are off to a new venue in West Kilbride for the day. The Barony Centre is home to Craft Town Scotland, a community led initiative and registered charity. This initiative is focused on art and cultural development, community development, economic development and the built environment, breathing new life into old and/or rundown empty buildings.
After the weekly newspaper review we’ll be talking to Maggie Broadley, Glasgow School of Art graduate, potter and Creative Executive for the award winning Craft Town Scotland.
We hope to to learn more about Craft Town Scotland, the impact on the local community, and what other communities across Scotland could learn from the initiative.
Ronnie Cowan, MP for Inverclyde was elected in 2015 with a majority of 11,063. Ronnie is a member of the SNP Constitution Group at Westminster and also sits on a Select Committee – Public Administration and the Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC).
Ronnie is originally from Greenock and after leaving school he got a job as a trainee computer operator at Playtex in Port Glasgow, and went on to build a career in IT, latterly running his own company which focused on finding IT solutions to business problems.
Dagfinn Aksnes is a Norwegian product designer with a multidisciplinary creative practice in industry and academia, including design, innovation, research, entrepreneurship and engineering. He is a public speaker, course facilitator and writer with a range of published research papers and published magazine articles but is also best known for his support of entrepreneurship and innovations in product design, such as the Sinclair FM Radio Watch and the design of the first slimline UK/European mobile telephones.
Music this week is from Aidan Moodie, an Orcadian singer and guitarist currently studying Traditional Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Based in Glasgow, Aidan draws from a great range of musical influences to create a warm, honest take on folk song.
He performs alongside fellow Orcadian Graham Rorie in their critically-acclaimed duo Gnoss, which has seen them win a Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections, and reach the semi-finals of last year’s BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.