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Holyrood 467 / 24 May 2021

Holyrood 467 / 24 May 2021

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United in opposition: How the UK's controversial immigration policy brought Scotland together. Plus a look at the new Scottish Cabinet.

3 Editor’s note
To pick too hard at the scab of a hate based in religion is seen as anathema to our sensibilities, our sense of who we are, so it’s best to ignore it

5  Roundup  
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

7 Talking Point
The Young Ones: what will kids remember about the pandemic?

8 In Context
What does this year’s Queen’s Speech hold for Scotland?

9  Cover story: Hostile environment
Last week the world watched as Kenmure Street took on the Home Office and won. We speak to the community

12  Special feature: On the right track 
The recovery of rail is vital and LNER is ready to play its part

15  Feature: Meet the Cabinet
The familiar faces in Nicola Sturgeon’s new Cabinet are set for some unfamiliar challenges as a result of the pandemic

22  Feature: Eating disorders
A national review has given eating disorders the attention they deserve, but action is now required

25  Feature: Bairns’ house
What is a barnahus and why is it needed in Scotland?

28 Getting to Know You
Labour MSP Paul O’Kane talks marriage, porridge and bald spots

30 Comment
We’re complicit in maintaining a society where those abused in care haven’t felt able to speak up 

31 Politician’s pets
Conservative MSP Meghan Gallacher introduces us to her parrot, Odin

32 Diary
Golf, football and politics collide in a week of big announcements

33 Life Stories
Labour MSP Michael Marra discusses his favourite books

34 Last Word
Sketch: The plague of selective amnesia has hit Westminster

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