Hello and welcome to Thistle News – a new online platform designed to bring you all the latest news and coverage in the run up to the Scottish Parliament elections in May.

My name is Sam Ormiston and I am a freelance journalist based in Manchester. I moved here from Scotland in September to complete my NCTJ training at News Associates Manchester. I am particularly interested in political journalism and am fascinated about all things related to Holyrood, devolution and election coverage.

In this new venture, I will be bringing you a brand new podcast North of the Border in the coming weeks, with interviews from candidates around the country, and a weekly news bulletin of the biggest stories in Scottish politics.

Thank you for coming along for the ride!

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