Clarity needed on purpose of standardised assessment


Clearer direction on the purpose of standardised assessment in schools is needed, according to a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

Putting down roots – the importance of STEM subjects to be explored


The importance of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects in the early years of Scottish education is to be explored by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

Public views sought on Non-Domestic Rates Bill


Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee is set to explore the impact of a Bill which aims to reform non-domestic rates in Scotland.

MSPs call for police ‘cyber-kiosk’ rollout to be paused


Members of the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Sub-Committee on Policing are asking police to stop their deployment of cyber-kiosks or ‘digital triage devices’ until there is greater clarity on the legal framework for their use in a new report out today.

Her Majesty The Queen to address Scottish Parliament


Her Majesty The Queen is to address the Scottish Parliament as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations it has been announced today.

Holyrood Committee launches inquiry into Scotland’s empty homes


The extent of empty homes and how these can be brought back into use is to be investigated by Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee.

The Scottish Parliament celebrates Tartan Day 2019


The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP, and Liam McArthur MSP will take part in a series of engagements in North America to celebrate Scotland Week. The visit also coincides with the 20-year anniversary of the Scottish Parliament.

Take a virtual tour of Holyrood from anywhere in the world


The Scottish Parliament has launched a new immersive video experience allowing people to take a virtual tour of the iconic building from anywhere in the world.

Parliament launches search for 1 July babies


The Scottish Parliament has today launched a search for all the babies who were born on 1 July 1999, the same day that the Scottish Parliament was established.

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