Holyrood celebrates Special Olympics Success


MSPs are to pay tribute to the Scottish athletes and coaches who competed for Team GB at this year’s Special Olympics World Games 2015, in Los Angeles.

Committee considers BBC’s future role for Scotland


How well is the BBC serving Scotland and Scottish audiences? Could Scotland get a fairer share of BBC spending?

College merger process requires ongoing monitoring


The merger of Scotland’s colleges has been a challenge for the sector and more information is required before it can be judged a success, a Scottish Parliamentary Committee found today.

Holyrood Committee comes to the Scottish Borders


The future of Scotland’s land will come into local focus when a Scottish Parliamentary Committee meets tenant farmers, representatives of the Roxburghe Estates and Lowland Deer Network Scotland.

Holyrood committee calls for urgent Government action for tenants and landlords


The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee (RACCE) is calling for the Scottish Government to take urgent steps to achieve resolution

MSPs in Talks with Welfare Reform Minister


MSPs on Holyrood’s Welfare Reform Committee are to hold informal talks with new UK Employment Minister, the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, it was announced today.

Publication of 2014/15 Members expenses information


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

Committee backs smoking in vehicles ban


Legislation which would introduce a ban on smoking in vehicles in the presence of those who are under 18 has been backed by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Are local service providers accountable, asks Committee?


How some of Scotland’s public services are delivered is to be considered by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Scottish Parliament comes to Inverclyde


A community engagement event giving those living and working in Inverclyde an opportunity to speak to members of the Scottish Parliament is taking place in Greenock on 5 October.

Too many pupils with a sensory impairment still being let down


Many pupils with a visual or hearing impairment are still not getting the same opportunities as their peers.

Two leading entrepreneurs to address MSPs at Holyrood business conference


Now in its 10th year, Business in the Parliament brings together over 200 of Scotland’s leading business people with politicians from all political parties. The two day event will be held on 29 and 30 October in the Scottish Parliament.

Gift from ‘one of Scotland’s best loved contemporary artists’ to be unveiled at Holyrood


Four Scottish land and seascapes in vivid colour have been gifted to The Scottish Parliament by renowned Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison OBE who is known as Jolomo.

Inverclyde hospice the focus of MSP visit


Ardgowan Hospice in Inverclyde was the focus of a visit by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee

Committee supports Carers Bill but asks Government to address concerns


Proposed legislation that aims to provide better support to Scotland’s carers has been backed by the Health and Sport Committee

Parliament Conveners Group to question First Minister on legislative programme


The Scottish Parliament’s Conveners Group will question the First Minister following her recent statement on the Government’s legislative programme.

Health and Sport Committee visit Rachel House


Rachel House, Scotland’s first children’s hospice, was the focus of a visit today by the Health and Sport Committee.

Luxembourg Ambassador to address MSPs on European Presidency


The refugee crisis and the EU referendum will be amongst subjects discussed as the European and External Relations Committee of the Scottish Parliament hears from the Luxembourg Ambassador

Committee to take views on their employment inquiry in Paisley


People in Paisley will have the opportunity to tell MSPs on the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee how their working lives have changed since the 2008 recession when the Scottish Parliament comes to the town next week.

Research calls on improved data collection on palliative care to identify gaps in provision and quality


Scotland has a strong record of success in delivering high quality palliative care services however there is a serious lack of information being collected about the quality and availability

Scottish Parliament comes to Jura and Islay


The future of Scotland’s land will come into local focus when a Scottish Parliamentary Committee meets local people on Jura, tenant farmers on Islay and the managers of the Islay Estates Company.

Will Bill reclaim Scotland’s pavements for pedestrians, asks Committee


Will plans to tackle parking on pavements make a difference to you?

Can legislation on educational attainment be made more effective?


A co-ordinated, detailed and strategic approach to tackling the educational attainment gap is needed, according to a report issued today (10 September) by the Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee.

Legislation to improve the rates of organ donation considered at Holyrood


People from across Scotland are today being asked for their view on proposed legislation which would change the consent process for the transplantation of organs.

Justice Committee calls for collaboration on improvements to fatal accident legislation


The Justice Committee today commended Patricia Ferguson MSP on her Inquiries into Deaths (Scotland) Bill but recommended that she work with the Scottish Government to strengthen their Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc (Scotland) Bill.

Scrutiny of UK Scotland Bill back on Holyrood agenda


Scrutiny of the UK Government’s Scotland Bill is back on Holyrood’s agenda as the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee prepares to hear from experts on a range of issues covered by the Bill.

Welfare Reforms Not Boosting Employment


Controversial and hard-hitting reforms to the benefits system are failing in their objective of encouraging the unemployed into work, according to new research.

Scottish Parliament comes to Falkland and Kinghorn


The future of Scotland’s land will come into local focus when a Scottish Parliamentary Committee meets the people who run the Falkland Centre for Stewardship, Falkland Estates, Falkland Palace and Kinghorn Community Land Association.

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