Get in a spin for Campbell

ALASTAIR Campbell, former chief spin doctor for ex-prime minister Tony Blair, is to be the top speaker at a conference in Edinburgh later this month.

He will give the keynote address at the one-day event on Leadership – Delivering change and success in challenging times, with tickets costing up to £270 per head.

Other speakers at the conference on April 23 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, organised by MacKay Hannah, include Edinburgh City Council chief executive Sue Bruce, chief executive and producer of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Brigadier David Allfrey and Dr Lesley Sawers, chief executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry.