Creation of a food standards body for Scotland supported by the Health Committee


The creation of a standalone food standards body in Scotland has been supported by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.

The economic benefit of the Edinburgh Festivals to be examined by MSPs


As thousands of visitors descend upon Edinburgh for the summer Festivals, the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee will examine the economic benefit of one of the biggest cultural events in the world.

Big issues at heart of the referendum to be debated at the Festival of Politics


Defence issues facing Scotland and the United Kingdom, including the future of the Trident programme at Faslane, is just one of three sessions taking place today on the opening day of the Scottish Parliament's Festival of Politics.

Devolved tax proposals to be examined


The impact on the property market and the wider economy of the Scottish Government’s approach to the devolved taxes is to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee as it begins its scrutiny of the 2015-16 draft budget.

Cultural leaders welcomed to the Scottish Parliament for the Edinburgh International Culture Summit


Cultural leaders representing over 30 countries from across the world will today gather at the Scottish Parliament for the opening day of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit.

Management of Scotland’s wild goose population needs to be urgently addressed according to the Rural Affairs Committee


Management of Scotland’s goose population is a national problem which needs to be urgently addressed, according to the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.

Music, comedy and poetry line up revealed for Festival of Politics Café Bar


The Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics has today revealed its programme of free entertainment in its Festival Café Bar. Running alongside the Festival of Politics sessions, the Café Bar offers a heady mix of music, comedy and poetry.

National Theatre of Scotland brings ‘In Time o’ Strife’ to Holyrood’s chamber


Holyrood’s debating chamber is no stranger to drama, but it will be drama of a different kind when Joe Corrie’s play about a Fife mining community during the General Strike of 1926 is performed in the Scottish Parliament.

MSPs to visit innovative farm projects in Angus


Innovative projects underway in the farming sector in the Angus area will be visited by MSPs on the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee on Monday 4 August.

MSPs to visit innovative farm project in Dumfries and Galloway


A farm that was one of the first in Scotland to diversify its business into the tourism sector will visited by MSPs on the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee on Monday (4 August).

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