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Holyrood 445 / 4 May 2020

Holyrood 445 / 4 May 2020

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After the virus: Nature planning to paint a different environment - featuring the second Holyrood Green Pages pullout section including an interview with Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform. Plus: A focus on hardships facing Scotland's third sector.

3 Editor’s note
What if Sturgeon had followed other smaller countries like Denmark, Norway and New Zealand, who also, coincidently, are led by women, and gone hard and gone fast in fighting this virus? 

5  Roundup  
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

6 Talking point
A funeral during the pandemic adds another level of pain

8  Political Spotlight: A new normal
As we enter week six of lockdown, we look towards what the future might hold

10  Special Feature: Arts and culture
Creative Scotland’s CEO Iain Munro on the challenges the sector is facing and how creativity will shape the future

12  Feature: The third sector
Charities are on the frontline of supporting people through the pandemic, but many face an uncertain future

GREEN PAGES: Special pullout section

17 In Context: The Good Food Nation Bill 
18 Green Recovery:  Could the post-pandemic rebuild of the economy have climate planning at its heart?
21 Interview: Roseanna Cunningham on COVID-19, lockdown and the environment
25 Talking Point: What a difference a year makes


27 At a glance: What’s new from the past two weeks

28 Interview: Donald Macaskill on how older people are being treated in this crisis

29 Getting to know you: Holyrood talks to a rural pharmacist about life on the frontline 

30 Broadband: Openreach is keeping Scotland connected during the pandemic

32 Mental health: Many people are experiencing mental health issues for the first time

33 On the [home] desk: Conservative MP Andrew Bowie on the view from home 

34 Comment
Cameron Wyllie: I have become more like my father    

36 Diary
Zoom gloom, online dress codes and eggstraordinary Boris

35 Politician’s pets
Jeremy Balfour introduces his three guinea pigs    

38 Last Word
The pros and cons of drinking bleach

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