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Holyrood Communications Guide 2021

Holyrood Communications Guide 2021

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Get to know Scotland’s politicians, public affairs practitioners and media and how best to reach them. New for 2021: Getting to know the new MSPs

Introduction    3
How to engage with the Scottish Parliament    4
Comment: Association for Scottish Public Affairs    8

Communications Guide: Government and opposition
The Scottish Cabinet    14
Scottish Conservative spokespeople    24
Scottish Labour spokespeople    30
Scottish Liberal Democrat spokespeople    33
Scottish Green spokespeople    36
Media contacts    37

Communications Guide: Members of the Scottish Parliament
Comment: Neil Findlay’s survival guide for new MSPs    40
Members of the 2021 Scottish Parliament    44
Getting to know you: 2021’s new MSPs    61

Communications Guide: Journalists and the media
Comment: Kieran Andrews, SPJA    114
Scottish parliamentary journalists    118
Holyrood magazine journalists    124
Holyrood events    126

Getting to Know You: Charities, public sector bodies and private sector organisations
Airbnb    7
British Heart Foundation Scotland    11
British Medical Association     19
Care Inspectorate    19
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy    21
Citizens Advice Scotland    25
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners    29
Electrical Safety First    43
Historic Environment Scotland    21
ICAS    51
Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre    47
London North Eastern Railway (LNER)    23
Mental Welfare Commission    55
Morrison Media    55
Quality Meat Scotland     65
RBS    71
Represent    65
Royal College of Nursing    77
Royal Pharmaceutical Society    77
SAMH    101
Scotland Excel    89
Scotland Food & Drink    95
Scottish Council of Independent Schools    101
Scottish Health Innovations Ltd    107
Scottish Qualifications Authority     107
Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre    83
Visit Scotland    117

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