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Alex Salmond to appear at the Edinburgh Fringe

A press release from former First Minister Alex Salmonds' office. Alex Salmond is heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in what is being billed as Undoubtedly the Most Exciting Event of this year’s Festival!

I was just doing some updates on my website and this press release dropped into my inbox. Too good not to share.

Alex Salmond is heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in what is being billed as

Undoubtedly the Most Exciting Event of this year’s Festival!

Join Alex Salmond and friends in an afternoon of chat, stories, a little bit of music and lots of fun.

Alex Salmond

...Unleashed

A Festival of Fun, Friends and Freedom

Have you ever wondered what Scotland's longest-serving First Minister really thinks? Well, now’s your chance. Alex Salmond, unleashed from the restraints of public office, will appear at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms for a bit of light hearted banter and a few behind the scenes revelations about his time in power.

The show will consist of Alex's thoughts and stories, conversations with some specially chosen friends, music, comedy and your chance to question him on just about anything you like!

Each performance will involve a different celebrity guest from the world of politics, showbiz and sport - all to be revealed when you come and see the show...

Alex Salmond commented

I am looking forward enormously to the show at the Fringe. Our objective is that every performance will be different with different topics and different guests. The only consistent feature is that it will always be light-hearted. The audience will get full opportunity in every show to play their full part.

There will be a focus on politics, but not exclusively so. There also will be plenty on sport and showbiz.

Among the invited guests there are a number of surprises. I suspect people might be taken aback at range of friends who are invited along

With so much change taking place in politics there is no shortage of opportunity or indeed targets for a wry look at current events.

I have to say I quite like Alex, I've met him a few times, as First Minister, as an MSP & MP. He is very personable, knowledgeable and always remembers your name, where he last saw you and the context.

Politics aside, I think the show could be interesting.