We turned up at STV at Pacific Quay in Glasgow and very hospitable they were. We were given a chat and a tour – and introduced to the STV Local network of websites which at this point seems to cover much of Scotland but not yet Perthshire.
Then we got involved in a discussion with young people. Some of them came from Holyrood School Glasgow and were with us in STV. Others joined in through the Glow Programme of Education Scotland’s intra-net facility. And that’s when it got really interesting – for two reasons. Firstly most of us are used to dealing with journalists who ask questions. But young people who ask, ‘Why is religion and spirituality important in Scotland today?’ expect answers which make sense to them. And then the discussion which followed created more animation in the religious leaders than I have seen in a long time – I think because we actually began talking about faith and its importance.
So a good day and I was glad that I went!