Saturday, 05 March 2011
Channel 4 film for 100th women's day marks SNP achievements
The SNP will tonight (Saturday) broadcast a film, specially commissioned to mark International Women's Day, on Channel 4.
The film - to be broadcast across the UK at 18.25 on Saturday 5th March - is introduced by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and features five of the SNP's female MSPs talking about the SNP Government's achievements for women and families across Scotland.
Part of Channel 4's Political Slot, the film is the first Scottish political broadcast to feature solely women politicians and is being broadcast ahead of the 100th Women's Day on Tuesday 8th March which celebrates achievements of women all over the world.
SNP Depute Leader and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who is also addressing the Scottish Women's Convention in the Scottish Parliament today said:
"To mark 100 years of women's day the SNP is putting our forward some of our leading women to talk about some of our achievements in making Scotland a fairer and more successful nation for women and their families.
"This film, featuring only women MSPs, is a first for a Scottish party. As Deputy First Minister and the SNP's Depute Leader I believe we must always ensure that the voice of women in politics is heard equally and clearly. The SNP has a long track record of strong women speaking up for a successful and fairer Scotland and the MSPs who join me in this film are part of that tradition.
"In the film I and others talk about the achievements we are proud of, that have helped not just women, but families and communities right across Scotland. From increasing the number of dentists to backing small businesses, helping create record low crime levels or building hundreds of new schools the actions of the SNP Government working have delivered real improvements for people across Scotland..
"The SNP has achieved a lot as Scotland's Government over the last four years but there is more to do. We have worked together with other parties, with community groups, the business community and trade unions to make Scotland better for women and their families.
"But only with your support in May to re-elect the SNP team can we continue our work to make Scotland fairer and more successful for women, families and communities across the country."
1. The film will be shown in the Channel 4 Political Slot at 1825 on Saturday 5th March - it features Nicola Sturgeon, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Angela Constance, Fiona Hyslop and Aileen Campbell MSPs.
2. It will then be available online here.