May

Prestonpans Tapestry on display at the Scottish Parliament

31.05.2017

It includes 10 million colourful stitches, took 25,000 painstaking hours to complete and depicts the journey of one of Scotland’s most famous historical characters.

Could technology and innovation transform the NHS?

31.05.2017

What key opportunities exist for innovation and the use of technology in health and social care over the next ten years and will this lead to significant change in how the service is managed and delivered?

How can we improve Scotland’s approach to waste?

26.05.2017

How much rubbish is generated in Scotland? And would “cash for trash” incentives help in changing wasteful behaviours?

Patchy provision of Personal and Social Education in Scotland’s Schools

23.05.2017

A picture of inconsistent and inadequate provision of Personal and Social Education for Scotland’s young people in some of Scotland’s schools has been revealed by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

Committee calls for interim targets for tackling child poverty

22.05.2017

Targets aimed at reducing child poverty in Scotland are too long range according to a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee.

MSPs call for new anti-destitution strategy

22.05.2017

“Destitution is built into the UK asylum process”. This is the stark message of a report issued today by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

Views sought on removing barriers to participation in grassroots sport

20.05.2017

A Holyrood Committee is seeking views on the removal of barriers to participation in grassroots sport.

Should Scotland ban wild animals in travelling circuses?

18.05.2017

Is it ethically wrong to use wild animals in travelling circuses? This is one of the questions a Holyrood Committee will ask as it looks into animal welfare legislation.

Scottish Parliament announces new apprenticeships

15.05.2017

The Scottish Parliament has announced a new drive to recruit apprentices.

Additional support needs - inadequate support impacting on some children’s education

15.05.2017

The policy of an inclusive education for children with additional support needs is not functioning properly in many local authority areas due to a lack of support for these children.

Scottish Police Authority boss “behaved inappropriately”, says Holyrood Committee

12.05.2017

The Chair of the Scottish Police Authority appears to have “behaved inappropriately” according to a Holyrood Committee.

Parliament to showcase best in global photojournalism

12.05.2017

A free exhibition featuring over 140 of the most powerful examples of photojournalism from across the world is to go on display at the Scottish Parliament this summer.

MSPs agree the general principles of the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill

12.05.2017

Holyrood’s Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee (DPLR) has recommended the general principles of the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill be approved.

Safety of school buildings to be explored

12.05.2017

The safety of the school estate in Scotland is to be explored by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

Scotland’s ban on shortening of puppy dog tails to be examined

12.05.2017

Should it be legal to shorten a puppy’s tail to prevent painful injury? This is one of the questions a Holyrood Committee will ask as it launches a call for evidence today.

Holyrood calls for 'more ambition' from school bus seat belt bill

12.05.2017

A Scottish Parliamentary Committee is calling for 'a bill aiming to improve safety for young people travelling on school transport to ‘be more ambitious and to go further'.

School pupils set out to prove they are top Euroquiz whizz-kids

10.05.2017

Do you know your zlotys from your forints? And where is the highest bathroom in Europe located?

Healthcare provision in prisons should achieve parity with wider society within two years says Holyrood’s Health Committee

10.05.2017

MSPs have called on the Scottish Government to prepare a strategic plan covering health and social care in prisons, setting out how prison healthcare can reach parity with wider society within the next two years.

12 year old Falkirk High pupil leads Time for Reflection at Scottish Parliament

09.05.2017

The Scottish Parliament opened today with its youngest-ever contributor to Time for Reflection, the first item of business taken at the start of the parliamentary week.

Still too many barriers to participation in sport say MSPs

08.05.2017

A Scottish Parliament committee examining the levels of participation in sport says there is still work to be done in encouraging more people to take part in grassroots sport, over two years after Glasgow hosted the Commonwealth Games.

How do we stop the “misery of homelessness”, asks Committee

03.05.2017

Can more be done to help families and individuals facing homelessness in Scotland? This is just one of the questions a Holyrood committee will ask as it launches a call for views today.