Ian Murray MP by David Anderson

Ian Murray on the battle for Labour's soul

26 September 2016

Interview: Holyrood speaks to Labour's only remaining Labour MP on the party's turbulent summer

Party conferences theatre by Aimee Wachtel

UK Party conferences 2016 - a comedy of errors

24 September 2016

Both Labour and Conservatives, the big political parties in the UK, are deeply divided, but amidst the drama one is holding it together

Realistic medicine - Holyrood magazine

Person-centred care in Scotland 1 - Realistic Medicine

20 September 2016

Can the Chief Medical Officer’s ‘realistic medicine’ help put the person in the centre of their care? Part one of Holyrood's three-part series

Theresa May

Theresa May on Brexit, Scotland and the future of the UK

26 September 2016

The Prime Minister writes for Holyrood magazine ahead of the Conservative Party conference

Henry McLeish

Henry McLeish: There is no case for an early independence referendum

22 September 2016

The Brexit campaign shows a referendum producing a small and insignificant majority, relative to the scale of the issue and population size, could have disastrous consequences

John Swinney at the Scottish Learning Festival

National 5 assessments cut as John Swinney pledges to 'declutter' education

21 September 2016

Education Secretary pledges to 'declutter' education and urges primary schools to embrace digital technology

Nursing - credit UHI

UHI to take over Highland nursing training

20 September 2016

Course transfer will see nurses trained by the University of the Highlands and Islands

Helpful carer and happy old man

Scottish councils’ spend on social work to increase by up to £667m by 2020, Accounts Commission estimates

22 September 2016

An audit of social work in Scotland by the Accounts Commission concludes that current ways of providing care are unsustainable


MI6 to recruit more staff in face of advances in digital technology

23 September 2016

The intelligence agency is reported be looking for 1,000 more staff in response to changes in technology

Michael Matheson

Michael Matheson orders review of undercover policing in Scotland

22 September 2016

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson orders an inquiry into undercover police activities in Scotland following pressure from opposition MSPs such as Labour's Neil Findlay   


Roseanna Cunningham: Land Commission will mean an end to the “stop-start nature of land reform”

23 September 2016

Community Land Scotland chair Lorne MacLeod calls for discussion of what should come next in land reform

Keith Brown

Q&A: Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work

23 September 2016

"I think the most important skill, either as an MSP or as a cabinet secretary, is the ability to listen"

Local Government and Planning Minister Derek Mackay

Q&A: Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution

23 September 2016

"When I realised on the day that the government car was taking me to Bute House after John, I knew it was a significant shift"