Call for evidence on alcohol bill launched


Views on minimum pricing of alcohol, off-sales discounts and raising the alcohol sales age to 21, have all been called for today by the Health and Sport Committee.

Holyrood hosts St Andrew's Day activities from dawn to dusk


Holyrood is hosting a full day of activities on St Andrew’s Day (Monday 30 November) to mark the end of the Year of Homecoming and the national saint’s day, bringing together pupils, performers and photographers.

Portree high school crowned Gaelic debate winners


Pupils from Portree High School have been crowned the winners of this year’s BT Scotland National Gaelic Schools Debate.

Free Gaelic audio tours launched at Holyrood


Gaelic speakers can now take a free tour of Holyrood while listening to an audio guide in their preferred language.

Holyrood welcomes grassroots organisations for unique conference


Holyrood will welcome more than 100 attendees from local voluntary and charity organisations from across Scotland tomorrow as part of its activities to mark a decade of devolution.

Commission recommends approval of Audit Scotland's budget


The Scottish Commission for Public Audit today published its 1st Report, 2009 (Session 3) recommending that the Scottish Parliament approves Audit Scotland’s proposed budget for 2010-11.

Criminal Justice & Licensing Bill receives qualified support from Justice Committee


The Justice Committee has given qualified support to the general principles of the Criminal Justice and Licensing Bill and highlighted areas of disagreement, in its report published today.

Treatment of female offenders should be re-examined says committee


The sentencing of women with mental health problems and their treatment by the criminal justice system should be re-examined, according to a report published today by the Equal Opportunities Committee.

Holyrood welcomes its two-millionth visitor


Caroline Powley, from Paddock Wood in Kent, became the official two-millionth visitor to the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood today.

A week of learning at Holyrood


Web games and Budget scrutiny have been the focus of the Parliament’s education team this week.

Photography exhibition discovering the spirit of Scotland in Canada opens at Holyrood


A photography exhibition which explores the connections between Canada and Scotland through people and places will open to the public at Holyrood from today until Monday 30 November.

Web upgrade will offer more ways to engage with Parliament


The Scottish Parliament is updating its website to make it even easier for people to engage with the Parliament and learn more about its work.

Newtongrange to host Holyrood's 'Moving Stories' exhibition


A unique ‘travelling’ exhibition exploring 10 personal experiences of Holyrood will arrive in Newtongrange tomorrow as part of a series of events marking a decade of devolution.

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