Holyrood Magazine issue 364 / 20 June 2016

Written by on 19 June 2016 in Magazine

The referendum on European Union membership provides a stimulus to look at Scotland’s relationship with the world. Includes interview with Fiona Hyslop and a look at tourism and universities. Roundtable on air pollution.


3 Editors note

For me, there’s a personal truth, in that I wouldn’t be writing this column if it wasn’t for the EU


6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks


7 Talking Point

Whichever way the EU vote goes, workers will lose


9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content


10 Political Spotlight

Will the political big beasts carry the day with the EU vote?


15  Overview:  Scotland and the World

What does the EU referendum mean for Scotland’s place in the world?


18  Interview: Fiona Hyslop

The SNP’s Culture, Europe and External Affairs spokesperson on how Scotland must remain outward-facing


24  Focus: Tourism

Non-domestic tourism in Scotland is facing some challenges, but the sector remains optimistic about future growth


27  Focus: Universities

Scotland’s universities are looking abroad more than ever


32  Q&A: Party Spokespeople

Holyrood puts key questions on Europe to the party spokespeople


34 Event Report

Roundtable: the devastating impact of modern air pollution


38 Comment

Henry McLeish: The EU referendum and the rise of the little Trumps


39 Inbox/Soapbox

Shelter Scotland on housing and responses to the Holyrood baby


40 Diary

Post-FMQs entanglements, red card for the referee and a flotilla of fun


41 On the Desk

Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney


42 Last Word

Sketch: With the EU referendum nearly upon us, the UK has a simple choice: sink or swim or stand. Or get a boat

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