Scottish Parliament to be part of London 2012 opening celebration


To mark the first day of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Friday 27 July, the Scottish Parliament will take part in Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed’s commission for the London 2012 Festival.

The work of George Wyllie to be celebrated at the Scottish Parliament


The work of George Wyllie, arguably one of Scotland’s most celebrated and unusual artists, has gone on display at the Scottish Parliament.

Public seats available for international culture summit


How do the arts enrich peoples’ lives around the world and how do they help us understand each other in the Year of Creative Scotland and the Olympic Games?

UK Minister for Welfare Reform Lord Freud invited to appear at Holyrood


Minister for Welfare Reform Lord Freud has been invited to appear before the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee. The invitation was extended following a meeting between Lord Freud and members of the Committee today.

Choice and control key to social care reform, Health Committee reports


People should be given control over their own care budget, including being offered a direct payment to fund alternatives to council run care, according to a report by the Health and Sport Committee

Scotland’s future as a Hydro Nation to be scrutinised


Scotland’s future as a ‘hydro nation’ as set out in the Water Resources (Scotland) Bill is to be scrutinised by the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee.

Edinburgh International Culture Summit programme unveiled


Culture Ministers from around 40 nations will gather in Edinburgh on August 13 and 14 for the Summit.

Public Audit Committee calls for transparency and accountability in health and social care integration plans


Holyrood’s Public Audit Committee is calling on the Scottish Government to ensure its plans for the integration of health and social care are underpinned by transparency and accountability.

Report on European structural funds examines issues around engagement


European structural funds have brought many social and economic benefits to Scotland, delivering infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges and empowering employment and development support in both rural and urban areas.

Presiding Officer presents Her Majesty The Queen with record of parliamentary visits during Holyrood Week


A photographic record of Her Majesty The Queen’s visits to the Scottish Parliament since 1999 was presented to The Queen by the Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP today.

Scottish school pupils’ work to feature in high profile exhibition on William Wallace


The work of three Scottish primary and three secondary school classes will feature in ‘Special Delivery: The William Wallace Letters’ exhibition being hosted in the Scottish Parliament from 15 August.

The impact of sport in our communities to be the focus of a major inquiry by MSPs


The role of sport in our communities, a key strand of the legacy of Glasgow 2014, will be the subject of a major inquiry by the Health and Sport Committee.

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