Former First Minister Alex Salmond is to take to the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe with a light-hearted show in which he promises to lift the lid on his career in politics.
Alex Salmond Unleashed will run for 15 days in the capital and also include celebrity guests from the world of politics, sport and showbiz.
The politician, who lost his Gordon seat in the General Election last month, said his row with Donald Trump over the tycoon’s controversial golf course near Aberdeen could feature in the hour-long show.
Mr Salmond said: “I can confirm that the President of the United States will not be appearing in person but he may well feature in quite a few of the stories I tell about recent political events.”
Advanced publicity about the show asks: “Ever wondered what Scotland’s longest serving First Minister really thinks? Well now’s your chance.
“Alex Salmond, unleashed from the restraints of public office, is appearing at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms for a bit of light-hearted banter and a few behind the scenes revelations about his time in power.
“The show will consist of Alex’s thoughts and stories, conversations with some especially chosen friends, music, comedy and your chance to question him on just about anything you like!
“Each performance will involve a different celebrity guest from the world of politics, showbiz and sport — all to be revealed when you come and see the show.”
The show will kick off at the Assembly Rooms on August 13, with tickets costing £22.50.
Mr Salmond said: “I have always fancied a spot at the Edinburgh Fringe and this is going to be lots of fun.
“Obviously in the show there will be lots about politics but the emphasis will be very much on the lighter side.
“Among the invited guests there is already plenty of excitement and quite a few surprises. I suspect some people might be taken aback at the range of friends whom I invite along.”
The show is being produced by former SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh and Denise Silvey and her Cahoots Theatre Company.