Committee calls for review of national care standards


A review of the National Care Standards has been called for by the Health and Sport Committee in its report published today.

Summary of conclusions and recommendations


A summary of the findings of the Health and Sport Committee's report on the inquiry into the regulation of care for older people.

Winners named in St Andrew's Day debate


The fifth annual St Andrew’s Day Debate took place yesterday in the Scottish Parliament.

Annie Lennox to address international parliamentarians


Special Envoy to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Scotland Branch and UN AIDS Ambassador Annie Lennox OBE will deliver the closing address to a gathering of international parliamentarians this week.

Debating talent shines for St Andrew’s Day


Two debating events featuring young people will take place in Parliament over the next week.

Lord Sacks gives Time for Reflection


Lord Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, today gave Time for Reflection in the Debating Chamber.

Exhibition showcases designs with a conscience


The Scottish Parliament has brought together new graduates from Scotland’s four renowned art schools to create an exhibition – called ‘Design and Democracy’ – to showcase how inspired design can be both life-enhancing and creative.

Science meets design at Parliament family weekend


Free family events take place on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November at the Scottish Parliament to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.

Inquiry into the provision and uptake of broadband services in Scotland


A short, targeted inquiry by the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee to identify the work required to significantly expand Scotland’s digital broadband infrastructure has its first session of oral evidence today.

SPCB to submit planning application for external security facility at Holyrood


A planning application for a design to build an external security facility at Holyrood is to be submitted by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) it was announced today.

Committee asks for views on proposed agricultural holdings legislation


The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee is asking for views from organisations and individuals on the Scottish Government’s plans to amend legislation relating to succession and rent review.

Infrastructure Committee Convener’s support for Rosyth-Zeebrugge Ferry


Maureen Watt MSP, Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee, has pledged support for the continuation of the Rosyth-Zeebrugge Ferry Service.

Exhibition focuses on people and the Parliament


An exhibition dedicated to showing how people have connected with the Scottish Parliament to achieve change moves to Dundee on Wednesday, 2 November.

This week's Holyrood Highlights


Details of this week's Holyrood Highlights, our weekly programme reporting on recent parliamentary business and current affairs.

Call for evidence on Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Bill


The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee is today calling for evidence from all interested parties on the general principles of the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Bill.

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