Health committee launches inquiry into regulation of care for older people


Does Scotland’s regulatory system ensure that care services for older people are providing good quality and appropriate care? This question is key, according to the Health and Sport Committee who launched its inquiry on care regulation today.

Holyrood displays a tale of two Ridings


Details of two very unique opening sessions of the Scottish Parliament happening more than 300 years apart have been revealed today.

Finance committee ask how preventative spending should feature in the next draft budget


How is the Scottish Government encouraging a more preventative approach to public spending?

Economy committee to hold energy prices evidence session


Representatives from the ‘big six’ energy suppliers, the regulator Ofgem, consumer groups and fuel poverty bodies will give evidence on energy prices to the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee on Wednesday 29 June at 10am in committee room 4.

Scotland Bill Committee sets out its timetable for scrutiny


The new Scotland Bill Committee has today agreed a timetable of scrutiny which will see its recommendations and findings reported back to the Scottish Parliament by no later than December 2011.

Justice committee to hold evidence sessions on Sectarianism Bill


Representatives from the police, church, legal profession and Scottish football have all been invited to give evidence to the Justice Committee on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June.

Students hone their debating skills in Dewar Debate competition final


Over 80 students from secondary schools across Scotland will tonight attend the final of the annual Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament at the Scottish Parliament.

Presiding Officer and Deputies name 'Local Heroes' for opening of Fourth Session of Parliament


A fundraiser for veterans, a volunteer at a soup kitchen and a hospice visitor have been named today by Holyrood’s Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officers as the local heroes who will join them at the opening of the Fourth Session.

Young people set to create their Holyrood vision


More than 200 teenagers from across Scotland will use art, music, dance and drama to illustrate their political hopes and dreams for the future, thanks to an innovative Parliament education project to be held at Holyrood on Friday 17 June.

School children to compete in Euroquiz final at the Parliament


Primary school children from across Scotland will gather in the Scottish Parliament’s Debating Chamber on Monday 6 June, to compete in the annual Euroquiz final, testing their knowledge of European affairs.

'The sound of young Scotland' to showcase at Holyrood


'The sound of young Scotland' will ring out at Holyrood on Friday 1 July as a showcase of young Scottish musical talent perform as part of an afternoon of free entertainment for theOpening of the Fourth Session of the Scottish Parliament.

Holyrood welcomes 'The Scottish Parliament show'


Politics and theatre will collide when the Hopscotch Theatre Company brings ‘The Scottish Parliament Show’ to Holyrood on Thursday 9 June.

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