RECAP: Watch The Scotsman's third Scottish election virtual hustings here

The Scotsman’s third Scottish election virtual hustings is being broadcast live this evening, with education set to be a key battleground.

Ross Greer – the Scottish Greens education spokesperson – and the Scottish Conservatives shadow education secretary Jamie Greene are among the six candidates contesting the hustings in the West Scotland regional list area.

The one-hour hustings is starting from 6:30pm.

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You can watch the recorded event right here at the top of this page.

The Scotsman is holding its third election hustings in the West Scotland regional list area

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Mr Greer and Mr Greene will go up against the SNP’s Michelle Campbell, Scottish Labour’s Neil Bibby, and Katy Gordon from the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

The final candidate is Peter Morton, who is standing for new party Renew Scotland.

Renew Scotland is the latest in the new parties contesting the Scottish elections being featured by The Scotsman after George Galloway (All for Unity) and Derek Winton (Reform UK) appeared across the first two hustings.

Jamie Greene speaking in the Scottish Parliament. Picture: Fraser Bremner/Daily Mail/PA Wire

The eight-part hustings series has so far covered the Lothians and South of Scotland, and is running in the countdown to the Scottish elections on May 6.

The Scotsman is taking viewers from their own homes, living rooms and offices, across the length and breadth of the country as we visit all eight parliamentary regions.

Series host and The Scotsman’s deputy political editor Gina Davidson said: "We're now in our third week of Scotsman hustings and it's fair to say we've seen a lot of combative debate as the candidates answer our readers' questions.

Ross Greer (far left) will appear on Tuesday's hustings. Picture: JPI Media

"This election looks likely to have a record-breaking number of parties standing on the regional lists, which while great for democracy is a headache for hustings' organisers, particularly when there are technology and time restrictions.

"We will do our best to try and give the new, smaller parties at least one appearance on The Scotsman hustings as we continue our tour around the regions.”

Readers can also watch the virtual hustings by visiting The Scotsman’s Facebook page.

They can also submit questions for the candidates by emailing them to [email protected] and including their full name, age, location and occupation.

Questions can also be asked live during the hustings on The Scotsman’s Facebook page.

The Scotsman will visit the regional list areas of Central Scotland, Glasgow, Highlands and Islands, North East, and Mid Scotland and Fife.

The hustings will form a key pillar of The Scotsman’s revamped election coverage.

A weekly politics podcast, The Steamie, has also been launched, while our website is hosting a section specifically for the Scottish election coverage, available to access from The Scotsman’s home page, publishing all the latest news.

The Steamie is available from all of your favourite podcast providers, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. If you like what you hear, please hit subscribe to never miss an episode - and leave us a rating and review. It helps others discover the show and we really like to hear your feedback.

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