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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.

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.

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.

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.”

MSPs seek views on capping ‘no win no fee’ arrangements


The cost of going to court is to be examined by Holyrood’s Justice Committee as it begins its scrutiny of the Civil Litigation Bill by launching a call for evidence.

Views invited on priorities for health and sport spending


What areas of the health and sport budget should be prioritised?

Holyrood committee inquiry: ‘Are our economic statistics working?’


The reliability of economic statistics used by the Scottish Government, media and others is set to come under the microscope, as a Holyrood Committee urges businesses and economists to share their views and concerns.

Parliamentary Committee to scrutinise devolved powers for forestry


The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is encouraging individuals and organisations to share their views on the potential impact of new, devolved legislation for forestry.

Prestonpans Tapestry on display at the Scottish Parliament


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.