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Scottish wildlife groups must unite to fight crime


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


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


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


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


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.

Scotland must do more to decrease harmful emissions across all sectors


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

Parliamentary Committee to examine introduction of seat belts on school transport


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.

Parliament to nominate new Children’s Commissioner


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.

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


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


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.