Gaelic debaters take centre stage


Two teams will tonight go head to head as they compete in the final of the BT Scotland National Schools Gaelic Debate taking place at the Scottish Parliament.

Royal Bank of Scotland Chief Executive to address annual business conference in the Scottish Parliament


The Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Ross McEwan, will today address over 200 delegates at the ‘Business in the Parliament’ conference.

Presiding Officer sets date for Cowdenbeath by-election


The Cowdenbeath by-election will be held on Thursday 23 January 2014, it has been announced.

Creative Scotland to be questioned by MSPs


The health of the arts and culture sector in Scotland is to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee

Scottish Parliament Economy Committee inquiry: access to finance


t its meeting on Wednesday (20 November), the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee will start a short inquiry on access to finance and alternative funding methods for businesses.

Committee calls for clarification on plans to integrate health and adult social care


Legislation which will integrate the delivery of health and adult social care in order to improve outcomes for patients has been supported by the Health and Sport Committee.

Committee welcomes Children and Young People Bill


Increased detail from the Scottish Government to support the delivering of better outcomes for children would be welcomed according to a report issued today

Views on forced marriage wanted by Justice Committee


Should Scotland fall into line with the rest of the UK on making forced marriage a criminal offence or are current legal provisions sufficient?

Deer management to be scrutinised by MSPs


The effectiveness of the current system of managing Scotland’s deer population is to be scrutinised by MSPs on the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.

Health and Sport Committee publishes NHS Board budget scrutiny


The Health and Sport Committee has today published a report into the scrutiny of the budgets of NHS Boards.

Calling all Scottish businesses – last chance to sign up for Business in Parliament conference


Businesses from across Scotland are being urged to take this last opportunity to sign up for the Parliament’s annual business conference.

Committee asks if building repairs legislation is the right fix


Measures aimed at making it easier for local authorities to recover money spent when repairing dangerous buildings are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee.

Burrell Collection Bill receives Holyrood Committee backing


A Bill to give Glasgow City Council additional powers to lend the Burrell Collection - including overseas - has been endorsed by a Scottish Parliament committee.

Committee to ‘Ask the Health Secretary’


Members of the public from across Scotland have submitted their most pressing health policy questions for MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee to ‘Ask the Health Secretary’.

Marriage Bill supported by majority of Committee at Stage 1


The general principles of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill are supported by the majority of members on the Equal Opportunities Committee in its Stage 1 report published today.

New subtitling service makes FMQs more accessible


A new service aimed at making First Minister’s Questions (FMQs) more accessible is now available on the Scottish Parliament’s You Tube channel.

Don Giovanni comes to Holyrood


Holyrood will be the setting for scenes of seduction, betrayal and even murder later today as Scottish Opera performs A Little Bit of Don Giovanni in the Scottish Parliament’s Main Hall.

MSPs meet with their Irish counterparts


MSPs on the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee today met with their Irish counterparts to discuss Scotland’s experience of sustaining coastal and island communities.

Local communities asked for their views on the impact of police reform


Local communities asked for their views on the impact of police reform

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