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''A complete non story but better than them focusing on our drinks
(which we seem to have got away with)''
Partygate - Have they really got away with it?

3 Editor’s note
Buoyed by local election results that returned Labour to second place, you sense that Anas Sarwar sniffs which way the wind blows  

5  Roundup  
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks
7 Talking Point
The metric system, nostalgia, and ‘inching’ closer to old age... 
8 In Context
The ministerial code 

9  Political Spotlight: Hangover Hell
Where does partygate leave Douglas Ross and the Scottish Conservatives?
12  Political Interview: Dame Eleanor Laing
The Deputy Speaker looks back at a career in politics and working alongside John Bercow
18  Overview: Digital Transformation
The Scottish Government has plans to transform Scotland into a Digital Nation of cutting-edge innovation
22  Political Interview: Ivan McKee
The business minister on why Scotland’s digital future means avoiding the mistakes of the past
26  Tech Nation: Plan for growth
Kate Forbes wants to create a nation of tech start-ups to drive economic growth. Will the plan work?
30  Political Interview: Gillian Docherty
The chair of the Scottish AI Alliance on how data can transform the country’s future
33  Tourism: Home from Home
As peak holiday season approaches, tensions over housing remain in visitor hotspots
36  Political Interview: Daniel Johnson
The Labour MSP on his diagnosis with ADHD, and how it was the making of him

40 Getting to know...
Kaukab Stewart and her love of all things Italy 
42 Comment
James Mitchell on why the momentum is with Labour
43 Politicians’ pets
Aberdeen councillor Kate Blake introduces Scamp and Albie
44 Diary
Awkward auctions and dodgy TikTok rapping
45 Political spin
East Ayrshire’s rock ‘n’ roll provost on his favourite topic

46 Last Word
Sketch: It’s eat or be eaten in Scottish politics

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