November

Justice Committee looking at Childhood Abuse Bill

30.11.2016

The three-year time limit that prevents childhood abuse survivors from seeking civil damages in court is the focus of a call for evidence issued by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee.

Three of the best photographs of people in Scotland chosen by Harry Benson

30.11.2016

Photographs taken in Byre's Road Glasgow, on the Solway Coast and Rhu, near Helensburgh were today chosen by Harry Benson as being among the best entries of the Parliament's #SeeingScotland photography competition.

£8 billion budgets need to be better aligned to deliver transformational health and social care

30.11.2016

Following an inquiry into health and social care integration budgets, MSPs were disappointed to find that the majority of Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCP) started the financial year without finalised budgets in place.

Scottish Parliament’s Gaelic Week gets underway

28.11.2016

A week of Gaelic activities gets underway today at the Scottish Parliament (Monday 28 November).

Universal credit the focus of Musselburgh visit by MSPs

28.11.2016

MSPs on the Social Security Committee will today visit Musselburgh job centre, one of the first areas in Scotland to roll out Universal Credit, to see the claimant journey first hand.

Wishaw pupils visited by Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee

28.11.2016

Members of the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee (EHRiC) have been meeting with Thornlie Primary School pupils ahead of UN Human Rights Day, which will take place on Saturday 10 December.

Older Peoples’ Assembly takes over Holyrood

25.11.2016

The Scottish Parliament’s debating chamber will be taken over by The Scottish Older People’s Assembly on Friday 25 November.

Deer Management in the Spotlight

18.11.2016

A Parliamentary committee is to take evidence from a range of stakeholders following the publication today of a report by Scottish Natural Heritage on its review of Deer Management in Scotland.

Parliamentary committees to work more closely

15.11.2016

A Scottish Parliamentary Committee and a Westminster Committee are to work together on social security.

GP shortages must be addressed according to MSPs

10.11.2016

Concerns around GP shortages must be addressed and MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee have today written to the Health Secretary Shona Robison MSP to highlight what they think can make a positive difference to the profession.

Hamilton hearing for Holyrood’s Justice Committee

08.11.2016

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee will hold an informal session outside of Holyrood, taking its inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) to Hamilton.

Scottish Parliament first parliament in world to achieve Carbon Trust triple standard

04.11.2016

The Scottish Parliament has become the first parliament in the world to be awarded triple certification to the Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of achievements in reducing carbon, waste and water use.

Presiding Officer announces membership of Commission on Parliamentary Reform

02.11.2016

The membership of the independent Commission on Parliamentary Reform has today been announced.

Poorest places hit hardest as welfare cuts mount to £2 billion a year in Scotland, according to new research

02.11.2016

The most deprived areas of Scotland will once again be hit hardest by the round of welfare reforms announced since the 2015 general election, according to new research.