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Holyrood Magazine issue 396 / 29 January 2018

Holyrood Magazine issue 396 / 29 January 2018

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Celebrating Scotland’s Year of Young People: featuring interviews with Maree Todd, Minister for Childcare and Early Years, and Fiona Duncan, chair of the Independent Review of Scotland’s Care System, as well as the voices of young people from nursery through secondary school. Also a sit-down with Police Scotland’s Deputy Chief Constable, Iain Livingstone.

3 Editor’s note

Maybe it is just the arrogance of power that blinds, but the men-only invitation was surely clue enough that this might not be a wise event to attend

6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

7 Talking Point

A recent report from Oxfam on global inequality raised questions over our priorities

9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

10 Political Spotlight

Will amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill satisfy peers?

14  Police Scotland:  Iain Livingstone

The interim top cop on leadership, accountability and getting on with police work

18  Cover Story: Children and Young People

Will the Year of Young People make a difference?

26  Interview: Maree Todd

From pharmacist to children’s minister in 18 months

34  Focus:  Young adults

It may be time for young people to Take Back Control

39  Interview:  Fiona Duncan

Almost a year on from her appointment, Holyrood sits down with the chair of the Independent Review of Scotland’s Care System

42 Round Table

Comprehensive plans have been made for atrial fibrillation

46 Comment

Kenny MacAskill: Time for a fresh start for the Scottish Police Authority

47 Inbox

Consensus on the single market, widening access and the carrier bag charge

48 Diary

Burns bloopers, an inconvenient prang and urinating in Skye

49 Politicians & their pets

Margaret Mitchell and her sumo wrestling Westies

50 Last Word

Sketch: How the latest twist in the UKIP leadership farce left a confused Henry Bolton besieged in a lonely hotel

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