Nicola Sturgeon has promised to be Scotland’s most “open and accessible” first minister ever.
The SNP leader in-waiting said the conversation between politicians and the public had been “reduced to 30 second sound-bites and stage-managed public appearances” for too long.
Ms Sturgeon has vowed to host a monthly social media question and answer session for members of the public, hold regular town hall meetings and take the Scottish Government cabinet on tour every two months.
She said she would offer to appear before the Scottish Parliament’s convener’s group on a regular basis to answer questions on the government’s record and plans.
The SNP membership has soared from over 25,000 to more than 83,000 since the referendum and Ms Sturgeon is currently criss-crossing the country meeting supporters.
She is appearing at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness on Monday and at Aberdeen Music Hall on December 7.
Ms Sturgeon, speaking in Dundee last night, said: “For too long the conversation between politicians and the public has been reduced to 30 second sound-bites and stage-managed public appearances.
“The referendum campaign changed all that, bringing citizens and politicians closer together than at any previous time in our nation’s history.
“That might not always be comfortable but it’s exactly as it should be in a healthy democracy.
“I am determined to lead an outward-looking government, which is open and accessible to members of the public, ensuring that the SNP remain close to all the people we serve, regardless of how they vote.”