First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond to give Dewar memorial lecture.
The First Minister of Scotland will present the 2008 Donald Dewar Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
On Tuesday 19 August, the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP will speak about his hopes for the country and answer questions from the audience. The book festival describes the lecture as 'a major political occasion'. Chairing the event in the RBS Main Theatre will be writer and broadcaster Brian Taylor.
The National Library of Scotland initiated the annual Donald Dewar Memorial Lecture in 2002. Previous speakers have included the restored Scottish Parliament's first Presiding Officer, David Steel, broadcaster and writer Andrew Marr, and the late Robin Cook MP.