Flags to fly at half-mast for former Presiding Officer Sir Alex Fergusson


Flags at the Scottish Parliament will fly at half-mast as a mark of respect for former Presiding Officer Sir Alex Fergusson, it has been announced.

Public tickets announced for international culture summit


People in Scotland are today being given the opportunity to attend a major international summit being held in the Scottish Parliament on the future of the arts and culture.

Holyrood Committee calls for improvements to biodiversity reporting


A Holyrood Committee has outlined ways to improve biodiversity activity and reporting, after more than half of Scotland’s public bodies failed to report on their biodiversity efforts.

Poverty proof education: Committee reveals the financial barriers in the Scottish school day


The costs of the Scottish school day that fall on families to pay have been revealed by a parliamentary committee, as it publishes a report on what can be done to support the education of children and young people who are experiencing poverty.

Feasibility of a publicly owned energy company to be considered by a Holyrood committee


Views on the feasibility of a not-for-profit, publicly owned energy company are being sought by a Holyrood committee.

Views sought on investment in Clyde and Hebrides ferry services


Investment in the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services network will be placed under the spotlight by a parliamentary committee.

Justice Committee seeking views on Vulnerable Witnesses Bill


The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has today launched a call for evidence into the Government’s new Vulnerable Witnesses Bill.

Holyrood Committee to examine Scotland’s spend on the environment


A Holyrood Committee has today launched a call for views on the future budget allocated to the environment, climate change and land reform in Scotland.

Holyrood Committee to review dog control law


The effectiveness of legislation that aims to ensure dogs are kept under control is to be examined by a Holyrood Committee.

Banks have failed to engage with the community over branch closures, according to a Holyrood committee 


An inquiry into bank closures in Scotland was launched by the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee in March 2018, as a response to the closing of more than a third of Scotland’s bank branches since 2010.

Renowned UK political figures to headline the Festival of Politics


Renowned UK politicians Lord Michael Heseltine and Dame Margaret Hodge will reveal the highs and lows of their political careers as part of this year’s Festival of Politics, it was announced today.

Changes in NHS culture recommended following Holyrood Committee investigation


A comprehensive investigation into the culture of the NHS and how this impacts on patients has been undertaken by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee who today publish their findings.

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