March

The Scottish Parliament celebrates Scotland Week 2017

31.03.2017

The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, and Holyrood Conveners Clare Adamson MSP and Edward Mountain MSP will begin a series of engagements on behalf of the Scottish Parliament to mark Scotland Week on Sunday 2 April.

Holocaust exhibition open to the public at the Scottish Parliament

29.03.2017

An exhibition of the shortlisted designs for a National Holocaust Memorial and Educational Centre has been unveiled at The Scottish Parliament.

Justice Committee looking at Domestic Abuse Bill

29.03.2017

Proposals to outlaw psychological domestic abuse are to be considered by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee.

Scotland’s Futures Forum launches its ‘Scotland 2030’ programme

27.03.2017

Scotland’s Futures Forum - the Scottish Parliament’s in-house think tank - launches its Scotland 2030 programme later this week (Wednesday 29 March).

Scottish wildlife groups must unite to fight crime

26.03.2017

The “alarming distrust” between groups that tackle Scotland’s worst wildlife crimes must come to an end, a Committee has warned today.

Glasgow focus for Committee

24.03.2017

Glasgow is to be the focus for the Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee as it begins looking at proposals aimed at tackling child poverty.

College students from across Scotland to debate ‘hot topics’ at Your Scottish Parliament event

22.03.2017

Young people from colleges across Scotland – from Shetland to the Scottish Borders – will take over the Scottish Parliament’s Debating Chamber on Friday to discuss the important issues that affect their everyday lives.

Scottish Parliament announces celebrations to mark Commonwealth Day

15.03.2017

The Scottish Parliament is today marking Commonwealth Day 2017, under the theme ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’.

New rule for Holyrood Committee Conveners will support parental leave

14.03.2017

Holyrood committee conveners who go on maternity or paternity leave will be able to return to the same job, if a new rule proposed by the Standards and Procedures Committee is endorsed by Parliament.

Parliament to nominate new Children’s Commissioner

10.03.2017

The Scottish Parliament will next week be invited to nominate Bruce Adamson to Her Majesty the Queen for appointment as the new Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland.

Parliamentary Committee to examine introduction of seat belts on school transport

10.03.2017

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is encouraging individuals, the bus industry and other organisations to share their views on the Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill, recently introduced by Gillian Martin MSP.

Scotland must do more to decrease harmful emissions across all sectors

10.03.2017

Climate change targets across all of Scotland’s sectors should be “equally challenging”, according to a Holyrood report published today.

Review of Holyrood's budget process: interim report identifies key themes

10.03.2017

An interim report considering what changes may be required to Holyrood's budget process as a result of the further devolution of financial powers has been published today.

Holyrood committee: Scottish Government’s crofting bill must meet the needs of crofters in the 21st century

09.03.2017

A Holyrood report is calling on the Scottish Government to produce a new crofting bill by the end of the current session of Parliament which fully meets the needs of crofting communities in the 21st century.

A citizen’s income – how this would work for Scotland to be explored

09.03.2017

The concept of a minimum guaranteed income, known as the citizen’s income, will today (9 March) be explored by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee.

MSPs meet homeless communities in rural Perth and Kinross

07.03.2017

Homeless people in Perth and Kinross met with MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee when they visited Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) this week.

Holyrood’s European Committee calls for a bespoke solution on Brexit

05.03.2017

Holyrood’s European Committee has called for a bespoke solution on Brexit that reflects Scotland’s majority vote to remain in the single market to be explored with the ‘EU 27’ in negotiations before and after the UK Government triggers Article 50.

Devolved legislatures agree areas of common concern on Brexit

03.03.2017

Joint talks on Brexit have been held today at the Scottish Parliament, with Members of the European committees of the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and the London Assembly all participating.

Scottish Parliament celebrates International Women’s Day with inspirational speakers

03.03.2017

Hundreds of women from across Scotland will come together to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Scottish Parliament this weekend.

Disabled parking legislation to be examined by committee

02.03.2017

Has legislation aimed at tackling the misuse of disabled parking places been effective?