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Holyrood 421 / 25 March 2019

Holyrood 421 / 25 March 2019

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Public health: The issues that affect us all. Including interviews with Joe FitzPatrick, the minister for public health, sport & wellbeing and Dr Roy Robertson, the GP who inspired Trainspotting.  Plus Scottish Parliament 20th anniversary regional spotlight on Edinburgh and Lothian.

3 Editor’s note

We stand on the edge of history and we look like an Ealing comedy. Britain, the world is watching. And it is laughing at you

6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

7 Talking Point

Cyclone Idai reveals the human face of climate change

9 Digital

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

10 Political Spotlight

With the Brexit deadline upon us, UK politics has descended further into chaos

12   Special Feature: Visit Scotland

Tourism has gone from strength to strength in the 50 years since the foundation of the Scottish Tourist Board in 1969

15   Overview: Public health

How treating and preventing HIV informed Scotland’s approach to public health

19   Minister: Joe FitzPatrick

The Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing outlines his ambition to tackle some of the most challenging health problems of our time

25   Focus: Pollution, smoking & obesity

Public health challenges in Scotland today

28   Interview: Roy Robertson

The true story of the GP who treated the Trainspotting generation

32   Year 20 regions: Edinburgh and Lothian

How becoming a European capital again changed Edinburgh

36 Event Report

Holyrood’s STEM conference discusses progress in the key issues for the sector

38 Comment

Dani Garavelli: We can’t leave it to school children to sort out our mess

40 Diary

Fresh ideas from Labour, Brexit unicorns and cutting off members

41 Politicians and their pets

Christina McKelvie’s Collie is treated like a kid

42 Last Word

If anything it’s surprising it took the Conservative Party this long to turn to cannibalism

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