October

Committee members visit Gypsy/Traveller site in Argyll

31.10.2012

On Tuesday, Mary Fee MSP, Convener of the Equal Opportunities Committee, and Committee member Annabel Goldie MSP visited Duncholgan Gypsy/Traveller site near Lochgilphead, Argyll as part of the committee's inquiry into Where Gypsy/Travellers live.

Presiding Officer welcomes Scotland’s communities to Holyrood

26.10.2012

The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Tricia Marwick MSP, has extended a warm welcome to community groups from across Scotland ahead of the Parliament’s fourth Communities Conference on Saturday.

Welfare Reform Committee “extremely disappointed” at UK Government refusal to cooperate

25.10.2012

The Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee has expressed that it is “extremely disappointed at the lack of cooperation” of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith MP.

Proposals to reform farmed and wild fisheries, but what do you think?

25.10.2012

The management of wild and farmed fisheries is set to be reformed by the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill.

Justice Committee takes evidence on draft budget

23.10.2012

The Justice Committee met on 23 October 2012 to take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2013-14.

Spotlight on Scottish-Irish relationships

21.10.2012

Deputy Presiding Officer John Scott MSP will lead a delegation of MSPs this week as they attend the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA) in Glasgow.

Scotland’s communities gather at Holyrood

17.10.2012

The Scottish Parliament’s chamber and committee rooms will bear witness to the many different voices of Scotland on Saturday October 27 when the Parliament’s fourth Communities Conference takes place.

Moving Stories comes to Dumfries and Galloway

16.10.2012

An exhibition telling how ten members of the Scottish public have connected with the Scottish Parliament to effect change opens in St John’s Town of Dalry, Dumfries, today (Tuesday 16 October).

Homeless young people failed by lack of support

07.10.2012

Homeless young people are being failed by a lack of support in overcoming inadequate life skills, compounded by substandard accommodation and isolation, according to a report published by the Equal Opportunities Committee today.

Parliament Day at the Heart of Hawick

05.10.2012

The Heart of Hawick will be home to the Scottish Parliament next month as Holyrood comes to the town for the day. Politicians and Parliamentary staff will arrive in Hawick ahead of the first ever ‘Parliament Day’ on Monday 5 November.

Clear views sought over high hedges

05.10.2012

High hedges have literally and figuratively split communities over the years. A committee of the Scottish Parliament is now asking people to contact it with their views on the Bill put forward that seeks to a solve the problem.

Cautious welcome given to Criminal Legal Assistance Bill by Justice Committee

04.10.2012

A cautious welcome was given to the Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Bill by the Justice Committee in its Stage 1 report published today.

High-profile witnesses give evidence to Justice Committee

02.10.2012

A number of high-profile experts from the legal, media and criminal-justice professions today gave evidence to the Justice Committee as part of its investigation into the role of the media in criminal trials.

Scottish Parliament calls for views on its Gaelic Language Plan

01.10.2012

The public is being asked to provide its views on the Scottish Parliament’s Gaelic Language Plan for 2013-18.