Holyrood 424 / 6 May 2019

Written by Holyrood Magazine on 13 May 2019 in Magazine

Special double issue with two covers: Scottish Parliament Anniversary Year -  featuring interview with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on twenty years of transformation; and The Scottish Conservative Party Conference - featuring exclusive interview with Ruth Davidson on juggling politics and parenthood

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ANNIVERSARY YEAR

 

11   Overview: Twentieth Anniversary

The Scottish Parliament has gained more powers over the last 20 year but this is only the start of the journey

 

16   Interview: Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon looks back at learning on the job in the early days as an MSP and how much the Parliament has achieved

 

23   Pull-out section: Blast from the past

Holyrood looks at the 1999 intake and asks, where are they now?

 

31   Renewables: Changing climate

Scotland needs to move to a low carbon economy, but is there a danger some will be left behind?

 

37   Interview: Paul Wheelhouse

Holyrood asks the energy minister what will change in the sector from declaring a climate emergency

 

 

 

SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE

 

43  Politicians and their Plates

Brian Whittle’s Thai soup

 

45  Getting to Know You

Rachael Hamilton pines for her Madonna concert

 

49   Interview: Ruth Davidson

Exclusive interview with the Scottish Tory leader on balancing politics and parenthood

 

51   Spotlight: Scottish Conservatives

As it heads to Aberdeen, the party has its sights firmly set on 2021

 

 

 

REGULARS

 

3 Editor’s note

Scots walk a little taller for having the Scottish Parliament

 

6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

 

7 Talking Point

Subject choices don’t match Scotland’s claims to be international

 

9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

 

39  Comment

Chitra Ramaswamy on how Airbnb is taking over Edinburgh

 

40  Diary

Carlaw in the wings, a socialist van and a jury service near-miss

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