Holyrood 467 / 24 May 2021
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
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
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
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