Proposals to give local authorities the power to vary empty property relief have been welcomed as a useful addition to the ‘toolkit’ available to help tackle the problem of long term empty homes and businesses.
Support to help Scottish researchers in accessing European grants including Horizon 2020 should be better promoted, according to a report published today by the Scottish Parliament’s European and External Relations Committee.
The decisions made about when or if a child should be removed from the family home are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee
The Health and Sport Committee today held an evidence session on the Legionnaire’s outbreak in Edinburgh.
Glasgow 2014, London 2012, the Disney film Brave, Homecoming 2014, the Ryder Cup. All these major events are being used to promote tourism in Scotland, assisted by £30million of funding for VisitScotland. But what impact do these events have?
Scotland’s annual health spend is more than £11 billion but there remains a lack of clarity as to how that budget is being spent by NHS boards, according to a report by the Health and Sport Committee.
Former Prime Minister Rt. Hon Gordon Brown MP will headline the eighth Festival of Politics at the Scottish Parliament in delivering the inaugural Campbell Christie Lecture.
In a first for a Scottish Parliament committee, the Education and Culture Committee will mark the end of the first year of this Parliament by getting an in-depth ‘progress report’ from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning.
A ‘cultural change’ is needed in order that public bodies can work together to successfully deliver vital public services according to a report of the the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee
The management and response to the outbreak of legionnaire’s disease in Edinburgh is to be focus of an evidence session by the Health and Sport Committee at a meeting on 26 June.
On Monday, the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee visited Fife as part of its inquiry into the Scottish Government's renewable energy targets.
Equipping our future workforce with the right skills to meet anticipated growth in the renewable energy industry is the focus of a visit to Fife by MSPs from the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.
The very best of international photojournalism returns to the Scottish Parliament in July when the World Press Photo (WPP) winners will be on display in the Main Hall. Award winning photographer Ilvy Njiokiktjien will also give a free public lecture.
The four-month renewable energy inquiry, set up by the Economy Energy and Tourism Committee will conclude its evidence gathering into whether the Scottish Government’s renewable energy targets are achievable, at a meeting on Wednesday (20 June).
Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP formally greeted Olympic torch bearers outside the Scottish Parliament this morning.
An exhibition dedicated to showing how people have connected with the Scottish Parliament to achieve change moves to Eden Court, Inverness today (Tuesday, 12 June).
Barnardo’s support service in Glasgow for childen at risk of sexual exploitation was the focus of a fact-finding visit on Monday 11 June by MSPs from the Public Petitions Committee.
On Monday evening, Deputy Presiding Officer Elaine Smith MSP hosted a reception and dinner for the 2012 John Smith Fellowship Programme.
The development of the renewable energy industry in Orkney and Caithness is the focus of a visit by MSPs from the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.
The 42nd Conference of the British Islands and Mediterranean Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association is taking place at the Scottish Parliament.
Members of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee will visit Central Scotland on Monday 11 June and Tuesday 12 June.
Two of Scotland’s most successful entrepreneurs, Sir Tom Hunter and Jim McColl will today be part of a major event in the Scottish Parliament.
Sir Tom Hunter today gave a keynote speech to the seventh annual Business in Parliament conference at the Scottish Parliament.
The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Nicola Sturgeon MSP today made a statement to the Scottish Parliament on the Legionella outbreak in Edinburgh.
Reform measures which will see the chamber sit three afternoons a week and make Parliament more responsive to topical and emerging issues have been agreed.
More than 100 students from secondary schools across Scotland will attend the final of the annual Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 14 June at 18.30.
An international conference debating how to make Parliaments more relevant will take place at the Scottish Parliament on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 June. The theme will be explored by more than fifty international Parliamentarians.