Holyrood Magazine issue 372 / 05 December 2016

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Scotland’s energy policy: including oil and gas, Scottish renewables, fracking, and an interview with Paul Wheelhouse, Scotland’s Energy Minister.  Additional features on fox hunting and the Chancellor’s autumn statement.  

3 Editor’s note

What lessons can be learnt from the recent revelations about sexual abuse in football?

 

6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

 

7 Talking Point

On hygge and selective use of the Nordic model

 

9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

 

10 Political Spotlight

A recent review of fox hunting has reopened the debate

 

12  Feature:  The Autumn Statement

The Chancellor is not so much driving the bus off a cliff as sitting in a driverless vehicle with Derek Mackay in the back seat

 

16  Cover story: Finding the Energy

Questions over energy policy continue to dominate the SNP’s attention at Holyrood and Westminster

 

24  Focus: Oil and Gas

The oil industry is becoming increasingly portrayed as a burden rather than a blessing for Scotland

 

26  Focus: The Green Revolution

Scottish renewables have been beset by funding problems

 

28  Focus: Fracking

Fracking remains a controversial subject in Scotland

 

30  Interview: Paul Wheelhouse

The energy minister walks a tightrope between energy interests

 

36 Event Report

Naomi Eisenstadt headlined Holyrood’s child poverty event

 

38 Comment

Laura Beveridge: What is the purpose of the care system without love?

 

39 Inbox

Rare diseases need patient voices, plus dismay over Caithness maternity cuts

 

40 Diary

Air on a G-string, Ed’s last dance and an apocalyptic campaign video

 

41 On the Desk

Alyn Smith presents our first On the Desk from Brussels

 

42 Last Word

Liam Kirkaldy: A debate on the Borders railway quickly moved off track

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