Subscribe to Holyrood updates

Newsletter sign-up


Follow us

Scotland’s fortnightly political & current affairs magazine


Subscribe to Holyrood

Holyrood Annual Review 2023 / 28 August 2023

Holyrood Annual Review 2023 / 28 August 2023

View e-Version

Annual Review 2022 - 2023
A look back on the parliamentary year

3 Editor’s note: The public has tired of politicians, from all parties, who have been caught up in corruption and sleaze

6 2022 Roundup: Pictures and numbers from the past year

10 THE POLITICAL YEAR: A look back on another tumultuous 12 months in Scottish politics

14 INTERVIEW: Jamie Hepburn: Writing the book on independence

20  Humza Yousaf: We’ve built a fairer Scotland with one hand tied behind our back 
24 Douglas Ross: The Conservatives are the only credible opposition at Holyrood
26 Anas Sarwar: People are hungry for change
28 Alex Cole-Hamilton: The Lib Dems are crackling with ideas

31 INTERVIEW: Auditor General Stephen Boyle on why public sector reform is long overdue

36 The year in Finance +Q&A with Cabinet Secretary  Shona Robison
+ Special Feature in association with CCEP
+ Special Feature in association with VisitScotland
42 The year in Justice +Q&A with Cabinet Secretary Angela Constance
44 INTERVIEW Iain Livingstone: The former chief constable reflects on a career in policing
50 The year in Health & Social Care +Q&A with Cabinet Secretary Michael Matheson
54 The year in Education +Q&A with Cabinet Secretary Jenny Gilruth
58 The year in Net Zero +Q&A with Cabinet Secretary Màiri McAllan
+ Special Feature in association with BASF
+ Special Feature in association with Drax
66 The year in Wellbeing Economy +Q&A with Cabinet Secretary Neil Gray
+ Special Feature in association with South of Scotland Enterprise
+ Special Feature in association with Hitachi
68 The year in Rural Affairs +Q&A with Cabinet Secretary Mairi Gougeon
+ Special Feature in association with Highlands and Islands Enterprise
74 The year in Constitution, External Affairs & Culture +Q&A with Cabinet Secretary Angus Robertson
76 The year in Social Justice +Q&A with Cabinet Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville

78 Event Report: Holyrood’s Westminster Drinks Reception
80 Diary: A look at Holyrood’s best diary stories from the past year
82 Last Word: Ignoring elephants is the new summer trend

Back to top