Holyrood Magazine issue 407 / 2 July 2018

Written by Holyrood Magazine on 2 July 2018 in Magazine

Chasing Unicorns: Is Scotland ready for the digital rodeo?

Plus:

Breaking the silence on the Bosnian war

The Holyrood Garden Party and Political Awards

3 Editor’s note

There’s a farcical element to all government reshuffles that rewrites sackings as happy partings of the way

 

6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

 

7 Talking Point

Reflecting on our contibution to the new arms race

 

9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

 

10 Political Spotlight

The Gillian Martin issue has overshadowed Sturgeon’s reshuffle

 

12   Cover Story:  Unicorns

Can Scotland be an international tech hub?

 

15  Comment: Sarah Davidson

The Director-General of Organisational Development and Operation on making a digital splash

 

18  Q&A: Derek Mackay

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work on the Scottish Government’s strategy for digital

 

23  Feature: Short-term lets

Is the growth of holiday lets destroying Edinburgh?

 

30  Interview: Bosnia

One woman who works in the Scottish Parliament is a reminder of the human cost of conflict

 

35 Garden Party

All the winners and pictures from Holyrood’s garden party and awards

 

40 Comment

Cameron Wyllie: How a free bus pass can open your eyes and ears

 

41 Inbox

RBS queues, abuse of older people and welcoming a minister for tax

 

42 GTKY

Why Edward Mountain would like to meet Idi Amin

 

44 Diary

Door mats, cancelled holidays and how not to care for your award

 

46 Last Word

Sketch: A debate on Brexit and devolution gets bogged down in speculation over whether Mike Russell is a wizard

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