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



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






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






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

Share this page