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Holyrood 433 / 11 November 2019

Holyrood 433 / 11 November 2019

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Election actually: Like any good rom-com, the road to the general election has been full of twists and turns.

3 Editor’s note

There is a terrifying pattern of mendacity to this Boris Johnson-led government

6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

9 Talking Point

A tumultuous few weeks for Gaelic speakers

10 In Context

What is the circular economy?

11  Political spotlight: Election actually

Like any good rom-com, the road to the general election has been full of twists and turns

13   Overview: Science & Innovation

Scotland is producing world-leading science research

18   Interview: Richard Lochhead

Brexit dominates the minister’s first year back on the frontbench

24   Aquaculture: Salmon production

Technology is vital for future growth and sustainability

26   Robotics: Child’s play

Robots in classrooms are helping pupils and teachers prepare for the future

28   Men’s mental health: Andy’s Man Club

Suicide is the leading cause of death in young and middle-aged men

31   Poltical interview: Norman Baker

Holyrood meets the maverick former Lib Dem MP and government minister

34   Special feature: National Lottery

The National Lottery celebrates 25 years of giving back

36 Getting to Know You

Stephen Gethins is surprisingly worried about the Loch Ness monster

38 Comment

Laura Kelly on how Irish women used story-telling to bring change

40 Diary

Fake news, Lib Dems, and Stewart Stevenson knows too much

42 Last Word

Sketch: It’s hard to see why no party has tried pleading with the others not to run before

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