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Holyrood 448 / 15 June 2020

Holyrood 448 / 15 June 2020

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Black lives matter: Scotland joins the world in confronting its systemic racism. Plus we launch our 'Scotland: The Recovery' series, looking at how all sectors of the economy plan to rebuild as we start to emerge from a public health crisis.

3 Editor’s note
In three months, we have become a country of quack medics, with facts asserted with great confidence about a virus that even the scientists don’t yet fully understand

5  Roundup  
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

6 Talking Point
Living through lockdown on the other side of the world

8  Cover Story: Black Lives Matter
Police brutality sparked mass protest in the US, but it is time to take a look at racism closer to home

10  Feature: Scotland: The Recovery
As we move from response into recovery, there are calls to change the way we think about the economy

14  Interview: Fiona Hyslop
The economy secretary on taking over a new portfolio in a time of crisis and the priorities for economic recovery

18  Focus: Sustainable food
Special feature in association with the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation

20  Focus: Safe travel
Special feature in association with Caledonian MacBrayne

22  Interview: Caroline Gardner
The Auditor General on what should, and shouldn’t, happen after COVID-19


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

26 Funeral services: Working through the pandemic has taken a toll on funeral providers

27 Getting to know you: Working in hospitals during a global pandemic

28 Matt Forde: On how it feels to step outside for the first time since March 

29 On the [home] desk: Scottish Tory MSP Miles Briggs on the view from his flat

30 Comment
Chris Creegan: We have a chance to tackle poverty    

32 Diary
History lessons, tea and animal interventions

31 Pets
SNP MP Anne McLaughlin introduces her cat, Tinkerbell     

34 Last Word
Sketch: Alex Cole-Hamilton pays tribute to himself

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