October

Presiding Officer to welcome the Ambassador of Croatia

31.10.2013

The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, will today welcome the Ambassador of Croatia, His Excellency Dr. Ivan Grdešić, on his first official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

Progress on child poverty to be investigated by MSPs

28.10.2013

MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee have launched an investigation into why 160,000 children in Scotland continue to live in poverty.

Tenants ‘resisting’ downsizing for the ‘bedroom tax’

20.10.2013

Despite the financial pressure of the ‘bedroom tax’, social housing tenants are resistant to downsizing in Scotland. That is the conclusion of research published today (Sunday 20 October) by the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee.

Carnegie Medals of Philanthropy presented at the Scottish Parliament

17.10.2013

The recipients of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, including Scottish entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter, will receive their medals at a prestigious ceremony today (Thursday 17th October) at the Scottish Parliament.

Andrew Carnegie: the legacy that changed the world opens at Holyrood

15.10.2013

Scots-American Andrew Carnegie, whose philanthropy and legacy is explored in an exciting new exhibition opening at the Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday 15 October).

Tribunals Bill welcomed by Justice Committee

14.10.2013

A Bill intended to create an improved system of independence and better quality of service for tribunals’ users in Scotland has been welcomed by the Justice Committee in its report published today.

The Proclaimers to be given the Warhol treatment

11.10.2013

Scots band The Proclaimers will be given the ‘Warhol’ treatment this month when an image of the twins will be used for a series of free screen-printing workshops being held at the Scottish Parliament.

Transparency essential on block grant changes, says Finance Committee

11.10.2013

More clarity and detail is required from both the UK and Scottish Government on the implementation of financial powers within the Scotland Act 2012, according to a report published today by Holyrood’s Finance Committee.

Views sought on legislation proposed to improve economic impact of £9 billion of public spending

11.10.2013

Views from businesses and organisations of all sizes and types are being sought to support MSPs in their scrutiny of the bill proposed to help manage the £9 billion per year spend by the public sector on goods and services across Scotland.

Should Prison Visiting Committees be abolished, asks Justice Committee?

10.10.2013

The proposed abolishment of Prison Visiting Committees and their replacement model is under the spotlight today as the Justice Committee publishes its call for evidence on the issue.

Andy Warhol exhibition: what people are saying

09.10.2013

What people are saying on social media about the Andy Warhol exhibition currently running at the Scottish Parliament.

Committee backs regulatory reform legislation to create “more favourable business conditions”

08.10.2013

Legislation that intends to create more favourable business conditions and deliver benefits for the environment has been supported by a Holyrood committee.

Health Committee in parliamentary first as they hold ‘ask the Health Secretary’ session

07.10.2013

What one health policy question should the Health Committee ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing?

Warhol goes to Holyrood

04.10.2013

‘Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics’ opens tomorrow (Saturday 5 October) at the Scottish Parliament.

Andy Warhol exhibition launched at Holyrood

04.10.2013

Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP and Angus Hogg from the UK Carnegie Trust launch the Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics exhibition.

Arbroath smokies on the menu for Parliament Day

04.10.2013

A busy programme of Parliament Day visits by the Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP and constituency MSP Graeme Dey, will take place on Monday 4 November in Arbroath.

Local policing put at top of Holyrood agenda

03.10.2013

The Justice Sub-Committee on Policing has agreed to devote its next evidence session on 31 October to consider local policing.