New partners for Holyrood Community Project


Five organisations are set to team up with the Scottish Parliament as part of its innovative community project.

Her Majesty the Queen to address new Parliament


The Fourth Session of the Scottish Parliament will be marked on Friday 1 July in a ceremony which will continue the Scottish tradition of bringing together the people, the Parliament and Her Majesty The Queen.

Annie Lennox to reveal Malawi findings at Holyrood


Singer Annie Lennox will reveal her findings from her recent trip to Malawi in a thought-provoking film report to be shown at Holyrood tomorrow.

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen unveiled at Parliament


The first portrait of Her Majesty The Queen to be displayed at the Scottish Parliament will be unveiled by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal on Wednesday 16 March.

Committee calls for head teachers to be given more autonomy


Head teachers should be given more autonomy if the quality of teaching and leadership in Scottish state schools is to improve, according to a report published today by the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee.

Long Leases Bill gets committee support at Stage 1


A Bill to convert long leases into ownership has received the backing of the Justice Committee in its Stage 1 report on the Long Leases (Scotland) Bill published today.

Reward Scottish farming for the public benefits it produces, says committee


A reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must take better account of the wide range of public goods produced by Scottish agriculture, according to a report published today by the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee.

Committee calls for culture of internationalism amongst Scots


A six month Parliamentary inquiry into the Scottish Government’s international activity has concluded that there should be a new emphasis on developing a culture of internationalisation amongst Scots.

Scotland Bill Committee publishes radical plans


The Scottish Parliament should have the power to decide its own rate of income tax, raise up to £5 billion to fund major infrastructure projects by borrowing or issuing bonds, and introduce new taxes, according to a report published.

Committee report on concessionary travel scheme urges Scottish Government to improve record keeping


Urgent improvements in the Scottish Government’s record keeping on national policies such as the National Concessionary Travel scheme, were called for by the Public Audit Committee in a report published today.

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