Holyrood Magazine issue 397 / 12 February 2018

Written by Holyrood Magazine on 12 February 2018 in Magazine

Scotland’s Food & Drink: featuring interview with MasterChef winner Gary Maclean on the importance of food education and comment from Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy;  + Loneliness: An increasing number of Scots struggle with being on their own; + Political Interview: Adam McVey, leader of the City of Edinburgh Council.  

3 Editor’s note

We knew that time was catching up with him but somewhere in the realms of fantasy, you think your dog will be the one to go on forever


6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks


7 Talking Point

Celebrating journalism


9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content


12 Political Spotlight

Theresa May’s ‘British Dream’ is revealed. Again.


14  Overview:  Food and drink

Challenges mean changes for producers and consumers alike


21  Comment: Fergus Ewing

The EU continues to be a key market for Scotland’s food and drink exports


24  Cover story: Gary Maclean

How the MasterChef winner and national chef plans to cook up a better diet for Scotland


30  Focus: Loneliness

Social isolation is part of modern life, but communities are trying to address it


33  Political Interview: Cllr Adam McVey

The City of Edinburgh’s young new leader talks to Holyrood


36 Getting to know you

Colin Smyth on the chickens of Dumfries 


38 Comment

Dani Garavelli: A radical overhaul of arts funding in Scotland is needed


39 Event Report

What do new tenancy agreements mean for the housing sector?


40 Diary

A dodgy doctorate, Helen Mirren speaks and a male voice at last


41 Politicians and their pets

Gail Ross reveals her pride of cats


42 Last Word

Parliamentary sketch: A debate on votes for women sees Willie Rennie take a new approach to  feminism

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