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Rebellion and Revolution at Holyrood this Autumn as Festival of Politics Line-up Revealed


Rebellion and revolution will be at the heart of this year’s Festival of Politics, taking place in October.

Safety of Scotland’s high rise homes to be examined


The safety of Scotland’s high rise tower blocks will be examined by a Holyrood Committee, following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

Views invited on patient care in the NHS


Does the NHS in Scotland deliver safe and high quality care for patients?

Holyrood report: Scottish Government ‘can help close gender pay gap and boost economy by up to £17billion’*


The Scottish Government could use devolved powers to help close the gender pay gap, and boost Scotland’s economy, according to a Holyrood committee report.

Parliament to nominate new Scottish Information Commissioner


The Scottish Parliament will next week be invited to nominate Daren Fitzhenry to Her Majesty the Queen for appointment as the new Scottish Information Commissioner.

MSPs seek views on board equality


Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee is seeking views on the gender split on public boards. They are looking for opinions ahead of their scrutiny of The Scottish Government’s Gender Representation on Public Boards Bill.

MSPs in talks with European Politicians


Members of the European Committee of the Regions are visiting Holyrood today to hold discussions with the Scottish Parliament’s European Committee.

Holyrood’s European Committee Seeks Views on the Implications of the Article 50 Negotiations for Scotland


Scotland’s role in the Article 50 negotiations is to be examined by MSPs on the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee, it was announced today.

Scotland’s “medieval cartoon strip” on display at the Scottish Parliament


One of the world’s longest tapestries, which has been described as a “medieval cartoon strip” bursting with Scottish history, is now on display at the Scottish Parliament.

Presiding Officer welcomes Commission Report which marks a 'coming of age' for the Scottish Parliament


The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, welcomed the Commission on Parliamentary Reform report today as a “comprehensive and impressive piece of work which marks a coming of age for the Scottish Parliament.”