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Rt Hon Alex Salmond

Rt Hon Alex Salmond

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First broadcast: Sun 16 Jan 2011

Scottish First Minister, Leader of Scottish National Party, Politician - SNP

Kirsty Young's castaway is the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond.

He has spent his political life campaigning for Scottish independence. As a schoolboy he stood in classroom elections - back then, he won on the canny ticket of half-days for all and replacing the school milk with ice-cream.

He was a child when he realised he had a knack for public performance - he was a boy soprano who seemed to have a promising career ahead of him. He says: "If you can sing in front of thousands of people when you're ten or eleven then being Scottish First Minister is nothing in comparison."

Choices

Anne Lorne Gillies

1.

Anne Lorne Gillies

Ae Fond Kiss

Composer: Trad. Adapted by Anne Lorne Gillies /arr. D Murricane

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Gian Carlo Menotti

2.

Gian Carlo Menotti

Don't Cry Mother Dear from Amahl and the Night Visitors

Artist: Chet Allen with Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Thomas Shippers

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Gerry Rafferty

3.

Gerry Rafferty

Baker Street

Composer: Gerry Rafferty

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The Proclaimers

4.

The Proclaimers

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Composer: Reid/Reid

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Paul Robeson

5.

Castaway's favourite

Paul Robeson

Joe Hill

Composer: Earl Robinson

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Capercaillie

6.

Capercaillie

Coisich, a Ruin

Composer: Trad. arranged Capercaillie

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Johnny Cash

7.

Johnny Cash

San Quentin

Composer: Johnny Cash

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Dougie MacLean

8.

Dougie MacLean

Caledonia

Composer: D McLean

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Book

The complete works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

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Luxury item

A Sand Wedge & endless golf balls for playing golf

Others who chose a similar luxury

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