Carers Parliament comes to Holyrood


The first Carers Parliament will be held at the Scottish Parliament on Monday 1 October. The day will bring together over 180 carers from every constituency in Scotland.

Leading legal and media witnesses confirmed by Justice Committee


Television cameras and tweeting jury decisions from the court room will come under the spotlight as leading figures in the Scottish legal and media worlds were confirmed to appear at a one-off evidence session of the Justice Committee on Tuesday 2 October

Judy Murray and Liz McColgan give evidence to inquiry on community sport


Tennis coach Judy Murray and former Olympic athlete Liz McColgan MBE today gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee as part of their Inquiry into Support for Community Sport.

Committee members visit sports hubs in Aberdeen and Cumbernauld


Community sport facilities in Aberdeen and Cumbernauld were today showcased to MSPs from the Health and Sport Committee, as part of their inquiry into grassroots sport.

Cycling and walking focus for committee evidence session


How cycling and walking are supported by the Scottish Government budget will be the focus of a Scottish Parliament committee meeting on Wednesday.

Cardiology inquiry finds expectation of poor health in deprived areas and ethnic communities and calls for review of GP numbers


A parliamentary inquiry into cardiology services has found people living in deprived areas and in Scotland’s ethnic communities expect poor health.

Committee appalled by repeated failures on treatment of Gypsy/travellers


Repeated failures on access to health and social care for the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland have been strongly criticised by the Equal Opportunities Committee which described itself as appalled and horrified

MSPs to see ‘unrivalled’ sports facilities in Aberdeen


Community sport facilities that have been described as ‘unrivalled’ will be showcased to MSPs from the Health and Sport Committee, as part of their inquiry into grassroots sport.

Finance Committee to hold employment workshops across Scotland


Workshops on how to improve the employment opportunities for those furthest from the job market will take place with Finance Committee members in Ardrossan, Dumfries and Dundee on 28 September.

Community sport inquiry witnesses announced


The final set of witnesses that will give evidence to the Health and Sport Committee’s inquiry into community sport at the grass roots level, will include tennis coach Judy Murray and former Olympic medallist Liz McColgan.

Committee takes evidence on access to new medicines


On Tuesday, the Health and Sport Committee took evidence on access to newly licensed medicines.

MSPs make fact-finding visit to regeneration project


Members of the Scottish Parliament's Local Government and Regeneration Committee today undertook a fact-finding visit to the Clyde Gateway regeneration project.

Committee holds seminar on benchmarking in Scottish local government


The Local Government and Regeneration Committee today held an event in the Parliament to discuss benchmarking in local government in the context of its inquiry into public services reform.

Committee hosts Scotland Europa reception


Convener Christina McKelvie MSP addresses guests at the European and External Relations Committee's Scotland Europa reception, which was held in the Garden Lobby on Thursday evening.

SPCB agrees to build external security facility at Holyrood


A new external security facility is to be built at Holyrood, following “clear and consistent” security advice, it has been announced.

Scotland’s ‘winning years’ tourism strategy to be probed


The contribution of major initiatives to boosting tourism in Scotland, including the film Brave, Homecoming 2014, the Ryder Cup and Glasgow 2014 will be probed by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee next week.

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