Holyrood 460 / 15 February 2021
Threatening behaviour: Exclusive survey of MSPs reveals a rising tide of abuse. Plus our quarterly 'Green Pages' section counting down to COP26: including an interview with Cllr Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, and a look at farming for the future.
3 Editor’s note
There’s a growing unease about how this nation is being run. I feel it, even if the polls don’t yet show it
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks
6 Talking Point
COVID may yet bring cause for optimism
8 In Context
The vaccine roll-out has received a shot in the arm
9 Political Spotlight: Threatening behaviour
Amid growing concerns over political violence, our survey finds MSPs living with death threats and police protection
12 Political Interview: Angela Constance
As Scotland reports a record number of drug deaths, Holyrood speaks to the new drugs minister
THE GREEN PAGES
17 In Context
The Scottish Government’s updated climate change plan
18 Final Countdown
There are nine months to go until COP26. Will there be a Glasgow Agreement?
Farmers need to be environmental champions
Susan aitken Can its staging of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference help Glasgow tackle not only global issues, but some problems closer to home?
29 Talking Point
Chris Stark: Will COVID save the climate?
31 Feature: Digital Health & Care
There have been huge leaps forward in digital health and care during the pandemic and they have a future impact too
36 Getting to Know You
Peter Chapman reflects on five years as an MSP
Social care needs change now, says Shubhanna Hussain-Ahmed
An unfortunate Zoom backdrop and another map mix-up
Penicuik councillor Debbi McCall and her dog, Dougal
42 Last Word
Sketch: Matt Hancock watches a film