Apr 132014

Join me on Tuesday morning when my guest in the studio is MSP Paul Wheelhouse, the Scottish National Party member of the Scottish Parliament who represents the South of Scotland region and the current Minister for Environment and Climate Change.

Paul Wheelhouse
Paul was raised in Edinburgh, attending Stewart’s Melville College. He has an MA in Economic Science from the University of Aberdeen and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh.

He was the SNP candidate for the Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency in the 2010 general election and then stood for election to the Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire constituency in the 2011 Scottish Parliament general election. He was second to Conservative John Lamont (also a recent guest on this show) but was elected to the Scottish Parliament on the South of Scotland regional list.

He is a former Conservative Party member and was active in the University of Aberdeen Conservative and Unionist Association.

In September 2012, Paul was appointed Minister for Environment and Climate Change, replacing Donald Stevenson

Find out what makes Paul tick, something about his background, his hobbies, interests and his music tastes after the news at noon.

Earlier, I will be talking to Koren Calder from the Scottish Book Trust about a current initiative based on the life and times of East Lothian’s famous forebear John Muir who was inspired to create the American National Parks system.

The Trust has published a book aimed at 13 year olds written by Julia Bertagna, which has been released to coincide with the centenary of the great man’s death in 1914.

The book tells the story of John’s life from his boyhood in Dunbar, his journey across the ‘pond’ and his thrilling life both in America and elsewhere around the globe.

All fascinating stuff.

As usual, the show will include our Classical Corner, the weekly spot for classical music dummies like me and this week will feature Antonin Dvorak’s most famous piece ’The New World Symphony’.

Dvorak’s story is fascinating to say the least and is well worth hearing about.

We’ll be looking back to see what has happened on the 15th. April in years past during ‘On This Day’ c/o Howard’s superb website ‘Beautiful Britain’ and of course and as usual, our popular weekly competition where you get the chance to win a Radio Saltire Car Sticker, which have been described as ‘better than a paint job’.

Our featured artist this week is former Aberdeen school teacher-come-pop diva Annie Lennox and the whole thing kicks of as usual at 10.00 a.m. (GMT)

So join me, Andy Morris, on Tuesday morning – and into the afternoon.

AM into the PM’: the show that’s so good – and to avoid embarrassment, is delivered to your computer in a plain brown paper bag.