Make a date for The Buteman’s Holyrood hustings

L-R: Donald Cameron (Conservative), Alan Reid (Liberal Democrat), Mick Rice (Labour) and Michael Russell (SNP) are the four declared candidates - so far - for Argyll and Bute in this May's Scottish Parliament election.
L-R: Donald Cameron (Conservative), Alan Reid (Liberal Democrat), Mick Rice (Labour) and Michael Russell (SNP) are the four declared candidates - so far - for Argyll and Bute in this May's Scottish Parliament election.

The four main parties have all decided on their Argyll and Bute candidate - and now it’s time to make a date in your diary for The Buteman’s Scottish Parliament election hustings.

The SNP’s incumbent Michael Russell, and challengers Alan Reid (Liberal Democrat), Mick Rice (Labour) and Donald Cameron (Conservative), have all been invited to attend the event, taking place at the United Church of Bute’s church centre in High Street in Rothesay on Wednesday, April 13 at 7pm.

There’s no need to submit questions in advance, and entry is free to the event, which will be chaired by Rothesay Rotarian and retired senior police officer Dan Edgar.

The starting whistle for the campaign won’t be fully blown until the current session of the Scottish Parliament is dissolved on Thursday, March 24; other parties and independent candidates have until 4pm on Friday, April 1 to submit nomination papers to the returning officer at Argyll and Bute Council’s Lochgilphead HQ.

Polling day is Thursday, May 5 - we’ll have more details soon on all the important dates in the run-up to the election.