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Holyrood 449 / 29 June 2020

Holyrood 449 / 29 June 2020

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Strength in the sisterhood: as the Women’s Liberation Movement marks its 50th anniversary, we speak to 50 women at 50. Plus exclusive interview with the First
Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, on reaching her half century.

3 Editor’s note
There are enough past reports and investigations into the drop in educational attainment of the poorest pupils during even the short weeks of school holidays to inform us of the potential damage done over lockdown

5  Roundup  
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

6 Talking Point
Slavery and imperialism are not just in the past 

8  Political Spotlight  
A new report by reveals how worried black and minority ethnic workers are about COVID infection

10  Interview: Nicola Sturgeon
Fighting a global pandemic wasn’t part of Nicola Sturgeon’s plans to mark her 50th birthday, but it has helped put life into perspective

16  Overview: Women at work
Fifty years on from the first meeting of the women’s liberation movement, women are still fighting for equality in the workplace

20  Focus: Financial resilience
Special feature in association with Lloyds Banking Group on building a savings system that works for women

22  Profiles: 50 women at 50
Marathons, Munros and menopause, women tell Holyrood how they deal with their ‘middle age’


41 At a glance

42 Wildlife crime: Wildlife crime may have increased during lockdown 

43 Getting to know you: Lisa Ward, Shetland Rape Crisis  

44 Richard Holloway: The former bishop shares his thoughts on living with death 

45 On the [home] desk: Gordon MP Richard Thomson 

46 Comment
Laura Kelly: Rough sleepers must not be abandoned     

48 Diary
Arbroath smokies, £900k paint jobs and picking up a penguin

47 Pets
Scottish Green councillor Jon Molyneux’s cat Greta    

50 Last Word
Sketch: Stewart Stevenson denies kidnapping a peacock

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