A renowned BBC journalist will be visiting Cove this month to give an insight into his successful career.

Broadcaster and Advertiser columnist Ruth Wishart, who lives nearby, will interview James Naughtie at Cove Burgh Hall on Sunday, February 18.

Attendees can learn about James’s career as a journalist and author and enjoy a soup and sandwich lunch.

Born in Banffshire, the 72-year-old started his career in journalism on the Press & Journal newspaper in Aberdeen in 1975.

He was one of the main presenters of BBC Radio 4's Today programme for 21 years, from 1994 until 2015, when he retired from regular presenting duties on the programme.

He also had a spell presenting BBC Radio Scotland's equivalent - Good Morning Scotland - in the run-up to the 2014 independence referendum.

Named the "best voice to wake up to" in a 2011 survey, he also served a 10-year term as Chancellor of the University of Stirling, succeeding Dame Diana Rigg before making way for former First Minister Jack McConnell - now Lord McConnell - in 2018.

In addition to his career in journalism and broadcasting, he is the author of six books, including The Accidental American: Tony Blair and the Presidency (2004) and The New Elizabethans (2012).

Doors will open at 11.45am for the lunch starting at 12 noon, and the talk set to begin at 1pm.

Tickets costing £10 and include the price of lunch.

Places can be booked at www.coveburghhall.org.uk.