Holyrood Magazine issue 386 / 3 July 2017

Written by on 10 July 2017 in Magazine

Scotland’s place in the world, including interview with Alasdair Allan, minister for International Development and Europe;  Brexit could damage Scotland’s funding and influence in international research;  How EU migrants in Scotland feel after Brexit; The fight over Scotland’s inshore fishing industry; The Holyrood Connect Conference and Awards

3 Editor’s Note

Sturgeon’s government is in a dismal place right now, and not having the humility to recognise the reality of the consequences of her party’s failings will be at the root of its demise


6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks


7 Talking Point

Confidence in the Scottish Police Authority must be restored as soon as possible


9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content


10 Political Spotlight

For all the heat over timetables, independence remains on the agenda


12  Cover Story:  Scotland and the world

Scotland’s rich history of international influence


16  Interview: Alasdair Allan

The Minister for International Development and Europe talks Trump, Theresa, Brexit...and Sean Connery


23  Feature:   Universities

Brexit could damage Scotland’s funding and influence in international research


27  Feature: EU Migrants

The Brexit vote has left Europeans living in Scotland feel lost


30  Feature: Inshore fishing

The fight over the future of Scotland’s inshore fishing industry


33 Event Report

Discussion on digital transformation and the Holyrood Connect Awards


38 Comment

Laura Beveridge: Resilience can never be taken for granted


39 Inbox

Imperial measures, A&E war zone and a legal complaint


40 Diary

Weather meltdown, Ed rock and what on earth is Holyrood magazine?


41 On the Desk

The parliament’s resident piper Stuart McMillan’s desk is appropriately Scotch


42 Last Word

Parliamentary sketch: Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement on indyref2 shows Scottish politics is as weird as ever

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