Holyrood Magazine issue 413 / 19 November 2018

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In the driving seat

Interview: Michael Matheson takes over transport, and with no back-seat drivers

3 Editor’s note
I feel like I have been writing about the poor outcomes for care-experienced young people for more than 30 years, certainly since we used to simply call them kids who have been in care

6  Roundup 
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

7 Talking Point
What a home DIY project tells us about the Infrastructure Commission 

9 Digital Highlights
The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

10 Political Spotlight
What will happen next in Brexit?

16   Transport: Overview
How low-carbon initiatives and major infrastructure projects will both play essential roles in keeping Scotland moving

20   Transport Interview: Michael Matheson
The Transport and Infrastructure Secretary on the past that has shaped his politics

29   Transport: Active travel
Just how green is Scotland’s approach to transport?

33   Feature: Tourism Tax
With the tourism sector against it, but residents more likely in favour, should councils be able to introduce a tourist tax?

36   Interview: Chris Snowden
The author tells Holyrood why the trickle-down effect works

42 Event Report
Councils are not fulfilling their statutory duties on ASN

44 Comment
Henry McLeish takes a look at the US midterm results

Glasgow MP David Linden dressed up as a chicken in public

48 Diary
Stewart Stevenson comes of age, geographical mix-ups and Willie’s pigs

49 Pol & Plates
Finlay Carson serves up his love of meat

50 Last Word
Sketch: Liam Kirkaldy goes litter picking underneath an old bridge with Scottish Tory MSP Maurice Golden



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