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by Ruaraidh Gilmour
25 January 2023
Nicola Sturgeon plans to write memoir after leaving politics

Nicola Sturgeon at the Open Golf Championships | Alamy

Nicola Sturgeon plans to write memoir after leaving politics

Nicola Sturgeon has said she still has the “appetite and the energy” to be First Minister but says she doesn’t “fear life after politics”.  

Speaking on Radio 4’s PM show, the First Minister was questioned on life after politics. She said although she hasn’t kept a detailed diary of her time during politics, she will “almost certainly” write a memoir.  

She added that following her retirement from politics that she would like to work with children, but in a different capacity than her current role.  

Sturgeon said: “I would love to write, I would love to work with young people in a different way to how I have done it now, I have spoken about personal things that I would like to do...  

“But perversely right now I am enjoying the job, I feel I am still the best person for the job, and I am getting on with it.”  

She added: “I regret that I have not kept a detailed diary throughout all my years. Will I write a memoir? Almost certainly, even if it is just for therapy for myself. Whether anybody will want to publish it or not is a different matter. I’m sure at one point I’ll get it all out there.”    

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