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Holyrood 502 / 27 February 2023

Holyrood 502 / 27 February 2023

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Nicola Sturgeon Resigns

3 Editor’s note: That’s where Forbes should have searched for her answers. In her own ministerial legacy. And not in the Bible. 
5  Roundup: Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks
7 Talking Point: Nicola Sturgeon’s tax returns show it is time to reform MSPs’ pensions 

8  Sturgeon: Rise and fall - A political career which promised so much ends with a country divided and a party at war with itself
13  Sturgeon: Political relations - Once described as the journalist closest to Nicola Sturgeon, Mandy Rhodes reflects on that relationship
15  SNP: Leadership race - Humza Yousaf, Kate Forbes and Ash Regan make their pitches to become Scotland’s next FM
18  SNP: Faith and politics - Stephen Noon, an ex-SNP advisor and former trainee priest, on whether politics and religion can mix
20  Food & Drink: A sector under pressure - Soaring costs and new regulations are causing concern in Scotland’s food and drink sector
25  Food & Drink: Waiting for change - The hospitality sector is worth big money. Will the recession eat into staff campaigns on pay and conditions?
30  Green Pages: Energy strategy - The Scottish Government is proposing a presumption against new oil exploration – but not everyone is happy
36  Green Pages: Dismal return scheme - Scotland’s long-awaited deposit return scheme is still to launch but already dividing opinion
42  Political Interview: Meghan Gallacher - The deputy leader of the Scottish Conservatives on why the Scottish Parliament is not a family-friendly workplace

46 Getting to know... Rhoda Grant MSP on the freedom of living in a small village as a child
48 Comment: Sturgeon’s resignation offers opportunities for Labour and introspection for the SNP, writes Henry McLeish 
49 Politicians’ pets: Moray councillor Juli Harris is sweet on beekeeping
50 Diary: Lib Dem wins and handsome Aberdonian grandas
51 Sketch: A holy messenger warns of ‘dark days’ for Scotland

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