2014 is going to be a big year for Scotland; the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup, Homecoming, the Independence Referendum, as well as all the usual sporting and cultural activities that grace our communities year on year. Scotland is going to be unusually visible on the world stage as a consequence.
We were thinking about some of the key people behind these projects and behind Scotland’s businesses, organisations and infrastructures, who contribute significantly on a daily basis to Scotland’s growth and health. The people who influence on a national scale. And, as this is the 3rdi, we were thinking particularly about the women.
Over the next 12 months or so, as we move through the planning and into the delivery stages of all those major events, Clare Logie will interview a series of influential women, who have a key role to play in contributing to the success of the strategic, operational, cultural and political challenges Scotland will face. As well as the many global, historical and traditional events and activities through to 2014, we will also consider the everyday infrastructure that keeps the country healthy and growing.
Clare’s first interview is with Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick, of Police Scotland. With the crucial role that the safety, security and wellbeing of the nation has to play across all these areas, and in the context of police reform and the launch of the single national law enforcement service, Police Scotland, we thought this was the ideal opportunity to speak with Scotland’s most senior female police officer.
Do please add your comments below and let us know if there is anyone you would like to see interviewed as part of this series and we’ll use our ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ to see what we can do…