Holyrood 418 / 11 February 2019

Written by Holyrood Magazine on 18 February 2019 in Magazine

Interview with Jackson Carlaw, The Scottish Conservative Party’s interim leader. Plus a look at Scotland’s food and drink industry including the impact of Brexit, regulating the food environment, and interview with Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy.

3 Editor’s note

There was something entirely liberating about being with a group of women all sharing stories about something so natural but that somehow has felt up to now like the final taboo

 

6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

 

7 Talking Point

Who will write the history books if nobody wins?

 

9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

 

10 Political Spotlight

 Why is everyone so worked up over car parks?

 

12  Political interview: Jackson Carlaw

The Scottish Conservative Party’s interim leader on his spell baby-sitting the party

 

17   Food and drink: Brexit on the menu

Tariffs and delays due to a no-deal Brexit could have a “devastating” effect on the food and drink sector in Scotland

 

24   Special Feature: The food environment

NHS Health Scotland research shows the need to make the healthy choice the right choice

 

27   Interview: Fergus Ewing

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy on the growing prospect of a no-deal Brexit

 

31  Feature: Dignity in dying

The right to choose death returns to the agenda

 

34 Year 20 Profile

Holyrood speaks to Shetland MSP Tavish Scott

 

36 Photo Gallery

Scotland Excel: 10 Years of public procurement excellence

 

38 Comment

Kirsty Strickland: Social attitudes still hold back women

 

40 Diary

Nearly new Royal motors, email mishaps and UAE’s gender balance awards

 

41 Politicians & Their Pets

Peter Chapman’s hounds

 

42 Last Word

Sketch: The budget debate shows whoever is writing the plot for Scottish politics is running out of ideas

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