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The magazine has gone from strength to strength over the lifetime of the parliament. It is a must-read for politicians – for analysis, insight, stories and gossip! The feature interviews, in particular, give readers a unique insight into the policies and personalities of leading players on the Scottish political scene and are, in many ways, without parallel in the modern media.

Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, former First Minister of Scotland (2014-2023)

Holyrood magazine is not like daily or Sunday newspapers. It’s able to take a longer view and offer the kind of context and analysis not found elsewhere.

Ruth Davidson MSP, former Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party (2011-2019)

It’s those serious in-depth interviews which get beyond the spin, particularly with people in power, and those recently out of office who tend to be more candid... I think the photographic portraits are outstanding.

Richard Leonard MSP, former Leader of the Scottish Labour Party (2017-2021)

In the ever increasing rough and tumble of Scottish politics, Holyrood magazine provides an essential service in steering us through the often stormy political waters in an informative and non-partisan way. It provides serious analysis along with humour, insight and opinion and importantly dedicates distinct coverage for all political parties to enable them to get their voice heard.

Willie Rennie MSP, former leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats (2011-2021)

From my first efforts to engage with Scottish Parliament legislation, back in session one as a campaigner for the repeal of Section 2A, to late-night leafing through the magazine in the Queensbury House bar - with or without the editor - a dozen years later, Holyrood has always been a reliable source for everything from carefully researched facts to juicy titbits of gossip about Scottish politics. Long may it continue to keep us all informed and amused!

Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-leader of the Scottish Greens and Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights 

Holyrood has been an informative and agenda-setting publication since the establishment of the Scottish Parliament. It might have sometimes covered uncomfortable territory, but it has played a key role in informing Scotland’s journey.

John Swinney MSP,  former Deputy First Minister (2014-2023)
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