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Holyrood Magazine issue 407 / 2 July 2018

Holyrood Magazine issue 407 / 2 July 2018

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Chasing Unicorns: Is Scotland ready for the digital rodeo?Plus:Breaking the silence on the Bosnian warThe Holyrood Garden Party and Political Awards

3 Editor’s note

There’s a farcical element to all government reshuffles that rewrites sackings as happy partings of the way


6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

7 Talking Point

Reflecting on our contibution to the new arms race

9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

10 Political Spotlight

The Gillian Martin issue has overshadowed Sturgeon’s reshuffle

12   Cover Story:  Unicorns

Can Scotland be an international tech hub?

15  Comment: Sarah Davidson

The Director-General of Organisational Development and Operation on making a digital splash

18  Q&A: Derek Mackay

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work on the Scottish Government’s strategy for digital

23  Feature: Short-term lets

Is the growth of holiday lets destroying Edinburgh?

30  Interview: Bosnia

One woman who works in the Scottish Parliament is a reminder of the human cost of conflict

35 Garden Party

All the winners and pictures from Holyrood’s garden party and awards

40 Comment

Cameron Wyllie: How a free bus pass can open your eyes and ears

41 Inbox

RBS queues, abuse of older people and welcoming a minister for tax


Why Edward Mountain would like to meet Idi Amin

44 Diary

Door mats, cancelled holidays and how not to care for your award

46 Last Word

Sketch: A debate on Brexit and devolution gets bogged down in speculation over whether Mike Russell is a wizard

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