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Holyrood 438 / 28 January 2020

Holyrood 438 / 28 January 2020

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Surviving climate change - the launch of our quarterly 'green pages' looking at Scotland's action on climate change in the the lead up to COP26

3 Editor’s note: In two weeks’ time, the much-heralded Independent Care Review will publish the findings of its three year inquiry

6  Roundup: Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

7 Talking Point: The nursery funding loophole that leaves some parents missing out

8 In Context: The reality of an Australian-style points system

10  Political Spotlight: Indyref2 - As the world’s wealthiest people gathered in Davos, Nicola Sturgeon tried to argue for a different path

12  US Election: Primaries preview - our US election preview and guide to the primaries


THE GREEN PAGES (special pull-out section pp15-30)

17 in context:  What is COP26 and why is it such a big deal?

20 Stay on target: Scotland’s race against the ticking clock of a climate emergency

24 Sustainable tourism:  Special feature in association with VisitScotland

26 Interview: Professor James Curran on how we’ve finally reached a tipping point in public perception of climate change

29 Talking point: Native Australian Emily Woods on her country’s environmental policies


31 Funfairs: The show must go on What does the future hold for Scotland’s showpeople?

34 Getting to Know You: Edinburgh councillor Ellie Bird reveals her previous acting career

36 Event Report: Coca Cola European Partners and Holyrood welcome MSPs to the year 2020

38 Comment: We need to make it easier to talk about depression

39 Pets: SNP councillor Derek Howie and his guide dog Gucci

40 Diary: Labour turns to Game of Thrones for inspiration and Stewart Stevenson takes a new approach to renewable energy 

42 Sketch: Ian Murray wants Labour to stop developing constitutional policy at comedy festivals

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