Salmond serves up historic lunch offer

Emma Kemp and First Minister Alex Salmond.
Emma Kemp and First Minister Alex Salmond.

The public are being given the chance to have their own unique place in Scottish political history next month, while also raising money for disabled and disadvantaged children and young people living in north-east Scotland.

After seven-and-a-half years as First Minister, Alex Salmond will chair his final First Minister’s Questions at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, November 13. Once the session is finished, the MSP for Aberdeenshire East will welcome six guests to lunch in the parliament – the last time he will host such an event as head of the Scottish Government.

The First Minister has donated the lunch to Aberdeen charity Cash for Kids as an item in its upcoming auction which will be broadcast on radio station Northsound 1.

The auction will be held on Thursday, November 6, and all of the money raised will be used to support disabled and disadvantaged children and young people living in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

The lunch is for six people and will take place at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Before lunch the successful bidders will have ringside seats in the debating chamber’s public gallery to watch history being made as Alex Salmond chairs his final First Minister’s Questions.

Mr Salmond said: “I’m absolutely delighted to support Northsound’s Cash for Kids auction by offering lunch for six at the Scottish Parliament.

“Cash for Kids does remarkable work across the north-east in helping disadvantaged young people and I couldn’t think of a better campaign to support through my last ever charity lunch as First Minister of Scotland.

“And it’s not only lunch; the successful bidder will get a bespoke tour of the Scottish Parliament and tickets for First Minister’s Questions too. I’ll even pay for the wine!”

To pre-bid visit the Northsound1 website at northsound1.com/auction