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Holyrood 424 / 6 May 2019

Holyrood 424 / 6 May 2019

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Special double issue with two covers: Scottish Parliament Anniversary Year -  featuring interview with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on twenty years of transformation; and The Scottish Conservative Party Conference - featuring exclusive interview with Ruth Davidson on juggling politics and parenthood


11   Overview: Twentieth Anniversary

The Scottish Parliament has gained more powers over the last 20 year but this is only the start of the journey

16   Interview: Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon looks back at learning on the job in the early days as an MSP and how much the Parliament has achieved

23   Pull-out section: Blast from the past

Holyrood looks at the 1999 intake and asks, where are they now?

31   Renewables: Changing climate

Scotland needs to move to a low carbon economy, but is there a danger some will be left behind?

37   Interview: Paul Wheelhouse

Holyrood asks the energy minister what will change in the sector from declaring a climate emergency


43  Politicians and their Plates

Brian Whittle’s Thai soup

45  Getting to Know You

Rachael Hamilton pines for her Madonna concert

49   Interview: Ruth Davidson

Exclusive interview with the Scottish Tory leader on balancing politics and parenthood

51   Spotlight: Scottish Conservatives

As it heads to Aberdeen, the party has its sights firmly set on 2021


3 Editor’s note

Scots walk a little taller for having the Scottish Parliament

6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

7 Talking Point

Subject choices don’t match Scotland’s claims to be international

9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

39  Comment

Chitra Ramaswamy on how Airbnb is taking over Edinburgh

40  Diary

Carlaw in the wings, a socialist van and a jury service near-miss

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