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Parliament showcases best in global photojournalism

04.08.2017

The worldwide touring exhibition of award-winning photos will once again come to the Scottish Parliament from Friday 4 August – Saturday 26 August 2017, and entry is free.

Scottish Human Rights Commission - new member appointed

04.08.2017

A new member of the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has been appointed following an open recruitment exercise, it has been announced.

Explore the secrets of the Jacobites with free artist talk by Calum Colvin

01.08.2017

The secrets and complexities of the Jacobites will be explored at the Scottish Parliament as leading Scottish artist Calum Colvin gives a free talk on his ‘Jacobites by Name’ photographic series.

Parliamentary links reaffirmed by Holyrood delegation

10.07.2017

The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh MSP, is to lead a delegation to Munich on a trip to strengthen parliamentary ties and support economic, cultural and environmental links between Scotland and Bavaria.

‘It’s not cool to be cruel’ – MSPs bid to tackle ‘too prevalent’ bullying

06.07.2017

Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee is setting out a series of measures it wants the Scottish Government to adopt to tackle prejudice-based bullying in Scottish schools.

Are we doing enough to improve air quality in Scotland?

04.07.2017

Can we do more to stop the damaging impact of air pollution in Scotland? And how can we put an end to urban areas with traffic-choked streets, which repeatedly breach EU air quality laws?

Social security plans – how will you be affected, asks Committee

03.07.2017

It will affect more than 1.4 million and will lead to expenditure of £2.9 billion a year, but what will the impact of the transfer of social security powers from Westminster to Holyrood mean for claimants?

Views sought on repeal of Offensive Behaviour and Threatening Communications Act

01.07.2017

Holyrood’s Justice Committee is seeking the public’s views on proposals to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act 2012.

Finance & Constitution Committee calls for evidence on the impact of Brexit on the Scottish Budget

30.06.2017

The Finance and Constitution Committee has issued a call for evidence on the impact of Brexit on the Scottish Budget.

Public finance experts call for ‘cultural change’ to Holyrood’s budget process

30.06.2017

Holyrood’s budget process needs to be substantially revised to take account of Scotland’s new financial powers and fiscal framework, says an expert review group.