Holyrood Magazine issue 381 / 24 April 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May calls a snap general election. Scotland’s buildings and infrastructure, from funding to preservation, including an interview with Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop. Also features on the Scottish Government’s mental health strategy and the upcoming Scottish council elections.
3 Editor’s note
“Shame, shame on Ruth Davidson,” shouted the First Minister at Davidson when she refused to condemn the clause
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks
7 Talking Point
As fears grow of a return to the Cold War, is it time for the SNP to rethink defence?
9 Digital Highlights
The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content
10 Political Spotlight
What exactly does Theresa May think she is doing?
13 Building Scotland: Future infrastructure
Is the current model of funding and managing projects delivering the quality infrastructure we need for the future?
19 Building Scotland: Fiona Hyslop
Comment on cultural tourism initiatives from the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs
22 Building Scotland: Historic preservation
In defence of nimbys: progress doesn’t have to be at odds with preserving our historic assets
27 Mental health: The ten-year strategy
Was the Scottish Government’s new ten-year mental health strategy worth the wait?
29 Mental health: ‘I have depression’
A personal comment from Dr Malcolm Harvey
32 Local elections: Vote for change
What do next month’s council elections hold for Scotland?
34 Event Report
Is GDP a destructive measure of wealth?
36 Getting to know you
Alex Cole-Hamilton reveals his non-political side
Dani Garavelli: Ruth Davidson’s invincibility has evaporated
The value of care, the state of local government, and cheese
Steve Bannon caught on the hop and Alex Neil’s wardrobe mixup
41 On the Desk
A look at Labour MEP David Martin’s desk in Brussels
42 Last Word
Sketch: Everything gets a bit Orwellian as Theresa May announces plans to destroy the opposition