Parliament welcomes Lithuanian Ambassador


This Thursday, the Scottish Parliament welcomes the Ambassador of Lithuania, Her Excellency Ms Asta Skaisgiryte Liauskiene to Holyrood.

Holyrood committee to conduct lobbying inquiry


A Holyrood committee is to conduct an inquiry into lobbying to determine whether there is a problem in Scotland, either “actual or perceived”.

Health and Sport Committee to visit West Lothian


The Health and Sport Committee will today visit West Lothian to inform their scrutiny of legislation that integrates health and social care in Scotland.

Benson’s Warhol photographs to join exhibition at the Scottish Parliament


Internationally acclaimed Scottish photographer Harry Benson CBE will loan two of his photos of Andy Warhol to the Scottish Parliament.

Clearer vision needed to support vulnerable children


A shared vision of what success would look like for children in care must be established, and resources and processes should be built around that vision.

Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee to visit Inverness


MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee will visit NHS Highland in Inverness on Monday 23 September to see how they are delivering integrated adult health and social care to people across the Highland Council region.

The Great Tapestry of Scotland to return to the Scottish Parliament in 2014


The Great Tapestry of Scotland is to return to Holyrood next year for a second time following its hugely popular first ever public showing at the Scottish Parliament. It will be exhibited for three months between July and September.

New RBS Chief Executive to address Business in Parliament conference


The new Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Ross McEwan, will make one of his first public speeches when he addresses delegates at the Business in Parliament conference in November.

Holyrood offers public ballot to attend awards celebrating philanthropy


Members of the public will get the chance to join guests at the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals of Philanthropy ceremony being hosted by the Scottish Parliament in the Debating Chamber on Thursday, 17 October.

Parliament Day arrives in Arbroath


The next Scottish Parliament Day will be held in Arbroath on Monday 4 November 2013.

Members’ expenses information published


Latest details of all MSPs parliamentary expenses are published on the web today.

Warhol expert goes to Holyrood


FREE event part of a week-long celebration of Andrew Carnegie’s International Legacy

Global experts gather in Edinburgh to debate the most challenging issues of our time


FREE events part of a week-long celebration of the Andrew Carnegie Legacy

The Scottish Parliament’s Economy Committee to visit Irvine


The Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee will swap the Scottish Parliament for the Volunteer Rooms as MSPs relocate to Irvine for the day on 30 September.

Landfill Tax Bill welcomed by Finance Committee


The Finance Committee supports the general principles of the Landfill Tax (Scotland) Bill in its stage 1 report published today.

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee call for views on the draft budget 2014-15


The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee (RACCE) is inviting views on the rural affairs and environment section of the Scottish Government’s draft budget 2014-15.

Community transport providers from across Scotland to gather at Holyrood


Community transport providers from across Scotland will gather at Holyrood next week (Wednesday 18 September) to discuss the future of the sector with MSPs on the Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee.

Presiding Officer sets date for Dunfermline by-election


The Dunfermline by-election will be held on Thursday 24 October, it has been announced.

Deputy Presiding Officer to host ‘Research, innovation and skills: 100 years of food and drink in Scotland’ event


The Deputy Presiding Officer, John Scott MSP will host an event this evening in the Scottish Parliament to mark the joint centenary of the Scottish Food and Drink Federation and the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health.

Proposed amendment to Scottish Parliament salary scheme


Text of letter from Presiding Officer to MSPs on the powers available to the Parliament with regard to all MSPs who are unable to fulfil the full range of their parliamentary duties as a result of being imprisoned.

‘I have a dream’ to be shown in Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber


A special public screening of Martin Luther King’s famous ‘I have a dream’ speech delivered at the historic March on Washington on 28 August 1963 will take place in the Scottish Parliament’s Debating Chamber this week.

One of the world’s longest tapestries is unveiled at the Scottish Parliament


One of Scotland’s most ambitious community arts projects, which tells Scotland’s colourful story from pre-history to modern times has been unveiled for the first time at the Scottish Parliament

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