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Holyrood Annual Communications Guide 2020

Holyrood Annual Communications Guide 2020

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Additional communications

Get to know Scotland’s politicians, public affairs practitioners and media and how best to reach them. New for 2020: Survival guide to Westminster.

Introduction    3

Communications Guide to Holyrood    5
How to engage with the Scottish Parliament     6
Comment: Association for Scottish Public Affairs     10
Getting to Know: The Scottish Government    14
Getting to Know: The Opposition    24
Comment: Keiran Andrews, SPJA     40
Getting to Know:  Scottish parliamentary journalists    44
Getting to Know: Holyrood magazine journalists     48
Comment: Holyrood Events    50

Communications Guide to Westminster    57
Comment: Pete Wishart MP, Scottish Affairs Committee    58
Comment: Stuart Donaldson’s survival guide for new MPs    62
Getting to Know: The 59 Scottish MPs    66
Comment: Torcuil Crichton, Westminster Editor, Daily Record    126
Getting to Know: The Scottish Lobby    129

Getting to Know You: Charities, public sector bodies and private sector organisations
British Heart Foundation Scotland    9
British Medical Association    9
Care Inspectorate    13
Citizens Advice Scotland    13
Coca-Cola European Partners    17
Oil and Gas UK    19
Historic Environment Scotland    23
Kibble Education and Care Centre    43
McMillan Consultancy    43
Morrison Media    53
Pancreatic Cancer Scotland    53 
Royal College of Nursing    55
Royal Pharmaceutical Society    55
Scottish Council of Independent Schools    61
Scottish Health Innovations Ltd    61
Select    65
Scottish Qualifications Authority    65

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