August

First Minister appears before Committee Conveners

06.09.2013

Thursday 12 September will signal a first with the Parliament’s Conveners Group questioning the First Minister on his Government’s legislative programme.

‘Pop Art Prints’ workshops at Holyrood lift the veil on Warhol’s techniques

06.09.2013

The techniques behind Andy Warhol’s art will be demonstrated at the Scottish Parliament through a series of free weekend workshops in October.

Tickets released for Warhol exhibition at the Scottish Parliament

30.08.2013

‘Tickets’ have been released today (10.00am Friday 30 August) for the new Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics exhibition which will run at the Scottish Parliament from Saturday 5 October to Sunday 3 November 2013.

Parliamentary committee endorses Referendum Bill

26.08.2013

The Scottish Independence Referendum Bill has cleared its first parliamentary hurdle following the endorsement of the general principles of the Bill by a leading Holyrood committee.

Rural Affairs Committee to visit Glenlivet Estate

26.08.2013

The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee will visit the Glenlivet Estate tomorrow (27 August) for MSPs to learn first-hand about issues from deer population and forestry management to farm diversification.

Defence, immigration and social media dominate final day at Festival of Politics

25.08.2013

The impact of the referendum on the defence industry in Scotland is under the microscope today at what will be a lively debate on Scotland’s Defence Capability with panellists including Angus Robertson MP and the Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP.

Second day of debate, contemplation and discussion at the Festival of Politics

24.08.2013

The second day of the Festival of Politics will feature thought-provoking sessions on the constitutional future of Scotland.

Scotland’s place in the world debated at this year’s Festival of Politics

23.08.2013

The ninth Festival of Politics gets underway today (Friday 23 August) examining ‘Scotland’s Place in the World’.

Teenagers take over Festival of Politics

21.08.2013

Teenagers today have grown up with devolution as a fact of life and a new BBC documentary, which culminates at the Festival of Politics on Sunday 25 August, explores what this means for nine teenagers from across the UK.

eBay founder and chairman Pierre Omidyar unveiled as keynote speaker for 2013 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Ceremony

13.08.2013

Pierre Omidyar, the entrepreneur and philanthropist best known as the founder and chairman of eBay, will be the keynote speaker at the highly prestigious worldwide Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy ceremony this October

Performances for all at the Parliament

03.08.2013

A programme of free entertainment has today (3 August) been launched by the Scottish Parliament as part of this year’s Festival of Politics