Holyrood Magazine issue 400 / 26 March 2018

Written by Holyrood Magazine on 2 April 2018 in Magazine

Special 400th issue of Holyrood magazine: Reporting the business of politics

each fortnight since 3rd May 1999

6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

 

7 Talking Point

We are very far from prioritising walking and cycling

 

9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

 

10 Political Spotlight

Russian relations reach a cold point 

 

12  400TH  ISSUE:  The devolution journey

We may not know where devolution will take us but at least we can enjoy the ride

 

16  Q&A: Party leaders

Holyrood asks the Scottish party leaders for their highlights from the magazine and from their time in parliament

 

24  Roundtable: Holyrood editorial panel

Five MSPs discuss the votes that shaped modern politics, and the ‘what ifs...’

 

30  Comment: Henry McLeish

The former first minister looks back at the parliament’s journey

 

32  Interview: Ménage à mesh

An unlikely political allegiance forged over a scandal no one wanted to talk about

 

38  Focus: The art of spin

Is perception the only reality in political communications?

 

48 Diary

A punk minister, Labour burns its idols and who put Nick Clegg in the bin?

 

49 Politicians and their pets

Chris Law introduces us to his faithful hound Mordu

 

50 Last Word

Sketch: A week dominated by fishing, Brexit and drinking cold sick

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