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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