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Holyrood 507 / 8 May 2023

Holyrood 507 / 8 May 2023

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LEANING LEFT Exclusive interview: Humza Yousaf charts his own path

The forgotten thousands: The children left behind by Scotland’s mental health crisis

Paul Sweeney: The Labour MSP on the fight for a drug consumption room

3 Editor’s note - That fear has never left me. The knowledge of what damage ignorance and groupthink can do
5  Roundup - Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks
6  Talking Point - The value of a Crown... and other Royal merchandise
7 In Context - The Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill 

8  Political Spotlight: In a spin - Humza Yousaf has been first minister for just a matter of weeks, but the polls are already grim reading for the SNP
10  Political Interview: Humza Yousaf - The first minister on moving into Bute House and why the deal with the Greens is “worth its weight in gold”  
20  Mental Health: Overview - With so much focus on mental health and wellbeing it is easy to assume mental illness is no longer an issue, but it is 
24  Mental Health: Maree Todd - The minister spearheading efforts to tackle Scotland’s mental health crisis
27  Mental Health: Waiting for help - Thousands of children and young people are struggling with their mental health and struggling to see a specialist 
29  Mental Health: Dan Wilson - The singer, otherwise known as Withered Hand, on mental ill health and finding the road to recovery
32  Political Interview: Paul Sweeney - The Labour MSP wants to see drug consumption rooms opened across Scotland
37  Local Government: Doing Deals - Humza Yousaf has pledged to reset the relationship with Scotland’s councils. Is his New Deal the answer?

40 Getting to know... SNP MSP David Torrance on the night he won his party a majority 
42 Comment: Highly Protected Marine Areas are yet more top-down government 
43 Politicians’ pets: Dundee City Council leader John Alexander shows off “diva” Millie 
44 Diary: Keir Starmer gets confused and the No.10 spin operation meets its match 
45 Political Spin: John Lamont MP has his own version of S Club’s Reach routine

46 Last Word: Sketch: The Scottish press pack battles No. 10

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