Picture Gallery: Festival of Politics 2016

Images from the 2016 Festival of Politics


Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP opens the 2016 Festival of Politics Cafe bar.18 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP opens the 2016 Festival of Politics Cafe bar.18 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP opens the 2016 Festival of Politics Cafe bar.18 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP opens the 2016 Festival of Politics Cafe bar.18 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP opens the 2016 Festival of Politics Cafe bar.18 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP opens the 2016 Festival of Politics Cafe bar.18 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
As the US election heats up to sizzling point and the nominees for both Democratic and Republican parties having been decided by mid-August, it is time to analyse the respective campaigns and place all bets on the likely next President of the United States of America.  Helping us do that was Chair, Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP, and panellists Jason Boxt, US pollster and communications and political strategist; Robert Moran, US pollster and political strategist; Barton Swaim, author and former speechwriter to a Republican Governor; and Glenn Thrush, Chief Political Correspondent for Politico and former Senior White House Correspondent.20 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
As the US election heats up to sizzling point and the nominees for both Democratic and Republican parties having been decided by mid-August, it is time to analyse the respective campaigns and place all bets on the likely next President of the United States of America. Helping us do that was Chair, Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP, and panellists Jason Boxt, US pollster and communications and political strategist; Robert Moran, US pollster and political strategist; Barton Swaim, author and former speechwriter to a Republican Governor; and Glenn Thrush, Chief Political Correspondent for Politico and former Senior White House Correspondent.20 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
As the US election heats up to sizzling point and the nominees for both Democratic and Republican parties having been decided by mid-August, it is time to analyse the respective campaigns and place all bets on the likely next President of the United States of America.  Helping us do that was Chair, Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP, and panellists Jason Boxt, US pollster and communications and political strategist; Robert Moran, US pollster and political strategist; Barton Swaim, author and former speechwriter to a Republican Governor; and Glenn Thrush, Chief Political Correspondent for Politico and former Senior White House Correspondent.20 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
As the US election heats up to sizzling point and the nominees for both Democratic and Republican parties having been decided by mid-August, it is time to analyse the respective campaigns and place all bets on the likely next President of the United States of America. Helping us do that was Chair, Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP, and panellists Jason Boxt, US pollster and communications and political strategist; Robert Moran, US pollster and political strategist; Barton Swaim, author and former speechwriter to a Republican Governor; and Glenn Thrush, Chief Political Correspondent for Politico and former Senior White House Correspondent.20 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
As the US election heats up to sizzling point and the nominees for both Democratic and Republican parties having been decided by mid-August, it is time to analyse the respective campaigns and place all bets on the likely next President of the United States of America.  Helping us do that was Chair, Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP, and panellists Jason Boxt, US pollster and communications and political strategist; Robert Moran, US pollster and political strategist; Barton Swaim, author and former speechwriter to a Republican Governor; and Glenn Thrush, Chief Political Correspondent for Politico and former Senior White House Correspondent.20 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
As the US election heats up to sizzling point and the nominees for both Democratic and Republican parties having been decided by mid-August, it is time to analyse the respective campaigns and place all bets on the likely next President of the United States of America. Helping us do that was Chair, Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP, and panellists Jason Boxt, US pollster and communications and political strategist; Robert Moran, US pollster and political strategist; Barton Swaim, author and former speechwriter to a Republican Governor; and Glenn Thrush, Chief Political Correspondent for Politico and former Senior White House Correspondent.20 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable served as a MP from 1997 until 2015, having served as Deputy Leader and Acting Leader (2007) of the Liberal Democrats and as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the coalition government.  He is credited by some as predicting the global financial crisis of 2007-10 and his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future provides a unique insight into the post-crash global economy. Join him in conversation with Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP as he discusses life in politics. 20 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable served as a MP from 1997 until 2015, having served as Deputy Leader and Acting Leader (2007) of the Liberal Democrats and as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the coalition government. He is credited by some as predicting the global financial crisis of 2007-10 and his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future provides a unique insight into the post-crash global economy. Join him in conversation with Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP as he discusses life in politics. 20 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable served as a MP from 1997 until 2015, having served as Deputy Leader and Acting Leader (2007) of the Liberal Democrats and as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the coalition government.  He is credited by some as predicting the global financial crisis of 2007-10 and his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future provides a unique insight into the post-crash global economy. Join him in conversation with Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP as he discusses life in politics. 20 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable served as a MP from 1997 until 2015, having served as Deputy Leader and Acting Leader (2007) of the Liberal Democrats and as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the coalition government. He is credited by some as predicting the global financial crisis of 2007-10 and his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future provides a unique insight into the post-crash global economy. Join him in conversation with Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP as he discusses life in politics. 20 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable served as a MP from 1997 until 2015, having served as Deputy Leader and Acting Leader (2007) of the Liberal Democrats and as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the coalition government.  He is credited by some as predicting the global financial crisis of 2007-10 and his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future provides a unique insight into the post-crash global economy. Join him in conversation with Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP as he discusses life in politics. 20 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable served as a MP from 1997 until 2015, having served as Deputy Leader and Acting Leader (2007) of the Liberal Democrats and as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the coalition government. He is credited by some as predicting the global financial crisis of 2007-10 and his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future provides a unique insight into the post-crash global economy. Join him in conversation with Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP as he discusses life in politics. 20 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable served as a MP from 1997 until 2015, having served as Deputy Leader and Acting Leader (2007) of the Liberal Democrats and as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the coalition government.  He is credited by some as predicting the global financial crisis of 2007-10 and his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future provides a unique insight into the post-crash global economy. Join him in conversation with Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP as he discusses life in politics. 20 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable served as a MP from 1997 until 2015, having served as Deputy Leader and Acting Leader (2007) of the Liberal Democrats and as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the coalition government. He is credited by some as predicting the global financial crisis of 2007-10 and his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future provides a unique insight into the post-crash global economy. Join him in conversation with Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP as he discusses life in politics. 20 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable served as a MP from 1997 until 2015, having served as Deputy Leader and Acting Leader (2007) of the Liberal Democrats and as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the coalition government.  He is credited by some as predicting the global financial crisis of 2007-10 and his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future provides a unique insight into the post-crash global economy. Join him in conversation with Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP as he discusses life in politics. 20 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable served as a MP from 1997 until 2015, having served as Deputy Leader and Acting Leader (2007) of the Liberal Democrats and as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the coalition government. He is credited by some as predicting the global financial crisis of 2007-10 and his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future provides a unique insight into the post-crash global economy. Join him in conversation with Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP as he discusses life in politics. 20 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable served as a MP from 1997 until 2015, having served as Deputy Leader and Acting Leader (2007) of the Liberal Democrats and as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the coalition government.  He is credited by some as predicting the global financial crisis of 2007-10 and his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future provides a unique insight into the post-crash global economy. Join him in conversation with Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP as he discusses life in politics. 20 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable served as a MP from 1997 until 2015, having served as Deputy Leader and Acting Leader (2007) of the Liberal Democrats and as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the coalition government. He is credited by some as predicting the global financial crisis of 2007-10 and his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future provides a unique insight into the post-crash global economy. Join him in conversation with Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP as he discusses life in politics. 20 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
(L-R)Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation and   Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP. After the high of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and the promises to raise the bar and embed sport in the lives of all Scottish people, are we on track to achieve gold in the effort and outcome race?  Join panellists Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation; Eve Muirhead, 2014 Olympic medallist and 2013 World Champion curler; Jason White, former Scotland rugby captain and British and Irish Lion; and Gordon Strachan, manager of the Scottish national football team and former player. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP.18 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
(L-R)Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation and Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP. After the high of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and the promises to raise the bar and embed sport in the lives of all Scottish people, are we on track to achieve gold in the effort and outcome race? Join panellists Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation; Eve Muirhead, 2014 Olympic medallist and 2013 World Champion curler; Jason White, former Scotland rugby captain and British and Irish Lion; and Gordon Strachan, manager of the Scottish national football team and former player. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP.18 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP chairs Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MS.  After the high of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and the promises to raise the bar and embed sport in the lives of all Scottish people, are we on track to achieve gold in the effort and Eve Muirheadoutcome race?  Join panellists Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation; Eve Muirhead, 2014 Olympic medallist and 2013 World Champion curler; Jason White, former Scotland rugby captain and British and Irish Lion; and Gordon Strachan, manager of the Scottish national football team and former player. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP.18 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP chairs Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MS. After the high of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and the promises to raise the bar and embed sport in the lives of all Scottish people, are we on track to achieve gold in the effort and Eve Muirheadoutcome race? Join panellists Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation; Eve Muirhead, 2014 Olympic medallist and 2013 World Champion curler; Jason White, former Scotland rugby captain and British and Irish Lion; and Gordon Strachan, manager of the Scottish national football team and former player. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP.18 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
(L-R)Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation and   Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP. After the high of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and the promises to raise the bar and embed sport in the lives of all Scottish people, are we on track to achieve gold in the effort and outcome race?  Join panellists Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation; Eve Muirhead, 2014 Olympic medallist and 2013 World Champion curler; Jason White, former Scotland rugby captain and British and Irish Lion; and Gordon Strachan, manager of the Scottish national football team and former player. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP.18 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
(L-R)Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation and Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP. After the high of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and the promises to raise the bar and embed sport in the lives of all Scottish people, are we on track to achieve gold in the effort and outcome race? Join panellists Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation; Eve Muirhead, 2014 Olympic medallist and 2013 World Champion curler; Jason White, former Scotland rugby captain and British and Irish Lion; and Gordon Strachan, manager of the Scottish national football team and former player. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP.18 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
(L-R)Jason White, former Scotland rugby captain and British and Irish Lion; Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation and   Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP. After the high of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and the promises to raise the bar and embed sport in the lives of all Scottish people, are we on track to achieve gold in the effort and outcome race?  Join panellists Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation; Eve Muirhead, 2014 Olympic medallist and 2013 World Champion curler; Jason White, former Scotland rugby captain and British and Irish Lion; and Gordon Strachan, manager of the Scottish national football team and former player. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP.18 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
(L-R)Jason White, former Scotland rugby captain and British and Irish Lion; Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation and Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP. After the high of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and the promises to raise the bar and embed sport in the lives of all Scottish people, are we on track to achieve gold in the effort and outcome race? Join panellists Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation; Eve Muirhead, 2014 Olympic medallist and 2013 World Champion curler; Jason White, former Scotland rugby captain and British and Irish Lion; and Gordon Strachan, manager of the Scottish national football team and former player. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP.18 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
(L-R) Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP, Gordon Strachan, manager of the Scottish national football team and  former player and  Eve Muirhead, 2014 Olympic medallist. After the high of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and the promises to raise the bar and embed sport in the lives of all Scottish people, are we on track to achieve gold in the effort and outcome race?  Join panellists Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation; Eve Muirhead, 2014 Olympic medallist and 2013 World Champion curler; Jason White, former Scotland rugby captain and British and Irish Lion; and Gordon Strachan, manager of the Scottish national football team and former player. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP.18 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
(L-R) Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP, Gordon Strachan, manager of the Scottish national football team and former player and Eve Muirhead, 2014 Olympic medallist. After the high of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and the promises to raise the bar and embed sport in the lives of all Scottish people, are we on track to achieve gold in the effort and outcome race? Join panellists Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation; Eve Muirhead, 2014 Olympic medallist and 2013 World Champion curler; Jason White, former Scotland rugby captain and British and Irish Lion; and Gordon Strachan, manager of the Scottish national football team and former player. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP.18 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
20 August 2016.  Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
20 August 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
Author, journalist and former Labour minister Chris Mullin discusses his new book, a memoir entitled Hinterland.  He is the author of three widely acclaimed volumes of diaries and the novel A Very British Coup, the television version of which won several BAFTAs and an Emmy.   His investigation into the Birmingham pub bombings has been described by theIndependent on Sunday as ‘one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative reporter’. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP, August 19 2016
Author, journalist and former Labour minister Chris Mullin discusses his new book, a memoir entitled Hinterland. He is the author of three widely acclaimed volumes of diaries and the novel A Very British Coup, the television version of which won several BAFTAs and an Emmy. His investigation into the Birmingham pub bombings has been described by theIndependent on Sunday as ‘one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative reporter’. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP, August 19 2016
Author, journalist and former Labour minister Chris Mullin discusses his new book, a memoir entitled Hinterland.  He is the author of three widely acclaimed volumes of diaries and the novel A Very British Coup, the television version of which won several BAFTAs and an Emmy.   His investigation into the Birmingham pub bombings has been described by theIndependent on Sunday as ‘one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative reporter’. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP, August 19 2016
Author, journalist and former Labour minister Chris Mullin discusses his new book, a memoir entitled Hinterland. He is the author of three widely acclaimed volumes of diaries and the novel A Very British Coup, the television version of which won several BAFTAs and an Emmy. His investigation into the Birmingham pub bombings has been described by theIndependent on Sunday as ‘one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative reporter’. Chaired by Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP, August 19 2016