Baroness Scotland

Listen in pop-out player

Kirsty Young's castaway is the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland.

She is the government's chief law officer, a position as significant as it is isolated. She was on course to be the first female High Court judge before a life in politics intervened and she joined the government. Before she took on her current role she thought she understood the pressures that came with it. In fact, she says, that only became evident once she was in office: 'It is a huge responsibility and it is, and it always will be, a fairly lonely one'.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Record: Pie Jesu with Sarah Brightman
Book: A bound version of her children's (and their cousin's) prose and poems.
Luxury: A luxurious bathroom.

Release date:

Available now

45 minutes

Last on

Fri 11 Dec 2009 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Young
Interviewed GuestPatricia Scotland

Featured in...

Desert Island Dishes: 11 life lessons from culinary castaways

Culinary Castaways V2

Ottolenghi, Nigella, Jamie, and more great chefs talk about love, dreams and cream cakes.