A recent selection which has just hit my radar is that of Katie Mackie to stand in Falkirk at the general election.
Educated at Manchester Metropolitan University, Katie is currently public affairs adviser to the Scottish Grocers' Federation. She formerly worked for Margaret Mitchell MSP and was an unsuccessful candidate for East Lothian council in 2007.
Sitting Labour MP Eric Joyce has a majority of 13,475 over the SNP. The Conservatives begin in fourth place with 9.9% of the vote.