Scottish Cabinet to meet in Arbroath

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

Local people will get the chance to quiz Scotland’s Cabinet before next month’s referendum.

The Cabinet will meet in Arbroath on Monday, August 18, with exactly one month to go before vote on September 18.

Ministers will gather in St Andrew’s Church at 4.30 p.m. to have their weekly meeting and this will be followed by a public discussion in the same venue from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Members of the public are welcome to attend at 7 p,m, for what will be the last opportunity to question the full Cabinet before the referendum.

First Minister Alex Salmond said: “This is the last time the Cabinet will be out on the road together before the referendum, so I’m sure this will be a fascinating public discussion. We are ready to answer any questions the public might have about the opportunities offered by independence, ahead of the historic vote on September 18.

“This year we have held excellent Cabinet discussions in packed meetings the length and breadth of Scotland, and I’m looking forward to finding out more about the issues that really matter to the people of Arbroath. Whatever your point of view, you are welcome to come along and take part in the debate.

“We want to hear what people have to say and give them the chance to question ministers face to face. I’d urge anyone with an interest in Scotland’s future to take the opportunity to come along.”

Attendance is free but spaces are limited. Those who wish to attend can register online at, or by calling 0300 244 2114.