Scottish Parliament tees up for The Ryder Cup as rare memorabilia goes on display


The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament will today unveil an exhibition and original artwork to celebrate one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments, The 2014 Ryder Cup, coming to Scotland in September.

Island community voices to be heard


The views of remote and island communities on local democracy will be the focus for the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee when it visits Stornoway later this week

Welfare Reform Committee visit the FareShare Project in Edinburgh


Earlier today Welfare Committee Convener Michael McMahon MSP visited the FareShare Project’s Edinburgh base to see firsthand their work on food banks.

Inquiry into Scotland’s economic future heads to Aberdeen


Influential figures in the oil and gas industry will be questioned next week by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee as they meet in Aberdeen as part of their inquiry into Scotland’s economic future post 2014.

Experts to be quizzed on Scotland’s public finances post-2014


Scotland’s public finances post-2014 will come under the microscope at the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee when it holds a series of evidence sessions on the subject from this April.

Committee to explore what works in local government


Exploring how local government works and what lessons can be learned for Scotland will be the focus for members of the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee when they meet with officials in Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

Proposals on ending automatic early release for some offenders scrutinised by Justice Committee


Proposals to end automatic early release for some categories of prisoner have been questioned by the Justice Committee in a call for evidence published today.

The Scottish Parliament takes part in Scotland Week 2014


The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, Linda Fabiani MSP and Rhoda Grant MSP will today begin a series of engagements on behalf of the Scottish Parliament to mark Scotland Week 2014

End of Right to Buy scheme supported by Committee


The right to buy social rented houses in Scotland should be completely abolished, according to a report from the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee. The conclusion is part of the Committee’s stage 1 report

Ryder Cup to take centre stage at the Scottish Parliament


As momentum builds for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later on this year, visitors to the Scottish Parliament will have a unique opportunity to delve into the history of one of sport’s most well-known events.

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