November

Gaelic debaters take centre stage

27.11.2013

Two teams will tonight go head to head as they compete in the final of the BT Scotland National Schools Gaelic Debate taking place at the Scottish Parliament.

Presiding Officer sets date for Cowdenbeath by-election

22.11.2013

The Cowdenbeath by-election will be held on Thursday 23 January 2014, it has been announced.

Creative Scotland to be questioned by MSPs

22.11.2013

The health of the arts and culture sector in Scotland is to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee

Royal Bank of Scotland Chief Executive to address annual business conference in the Scottish Parliament

22.11.2013

The Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Ross McEwan, will today address over 200 delegates at the ‘Business in the Parliament’ conference.

Scottish Parliament Economy Committee inquiry: access to finance

20.11.2013

t its meeting on Wednesday (20 November), the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee will start a short inquiry on access to finance and alternative funding methods for businesses.

Committee calls for clarification on plans to integrate health and adult social care

18.11.2013

Legislation which will integrate the delivery of health and adult social care in order to improve outcomes for patients has been supported by the Health and Sport Committee.

Committee welcomes Children and Young People Bill

14.11.2013

Increased detail from the Scottish Government to support the delivering of better outcomes for children would be welcomed according to a report issued today

Views on forced marriage wanted by Justice Committee

13.11.2013

Should Scotland fall into line with the rest of the UK on making forced marriage a criminal offence or are current legal provisions sufficient?

Deer management to be scrutinised by MSPs

12.11.2013

The effectiveness of the current system of managing Scotland’s deer population is to be scrutinised by MSPs on the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.

Health and Sport Committee publishes NHS Board budget scrutiny

12.11.2013

The Health and Sport Committee has today published a report into the scrutiny of the budgets of NHS Boards.

Committee asks if building repairs legislation is the right fix

11.11.2013

Measures aimed at making it easier for local authorities to recover money spent when repairing dangerous buildings are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee.

Burrell Collection Bill receives Holyrood Committee backing

11.11.2013

A Bill to give Glasgow City Council additional powers to lend the Burrell Collection - including overseas - has been endorsed by a Scottish Parliament committee.

Calling all Scottish businesses – last chance to sign up for Business in Parliament conference

11.11.2013

Businesses from across Scotland are being urged to take this last opportunity to sign up for the Parliament’s annual business conference.

Committee to ‘Ask the Health Secretary’

08.11.2013

Members of the public from across Scotland have submitted their most pressing health policy questions for MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee to ‘Ask the Health Secretary’.

Marriage Bill supported by majority of Committee at Stage 1

08.11.2013

The general principles of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill are supported by the majority of members on the Equal Opportunities Committee in its Stage 1 report published today.

MSPs meet with their Irish counterparts

07.11.2013

MSPs on the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee today met with their Irish counterparts to discuss Scotland’s experience of sustaining coastal and island communities.

Don Giovanni comes to Holyrood

07.11.2013

Holyrood will be the setting for scenes of seduction, betrayal and even murder later today as Scottish Opera performs A Little Bit of Don Giovanni in the Scottish Parliament’s Main Hall.

New subtitling service makes FMQs more accessible

07.11.2013

A new service aimed at making First Minister’s Questions (FMQs) more accessible is now available on the Scottish Parliament’s You Tube channel.

Local communities asked for their views on the impact of police reform

04.11.2013

Local communities asked for their views on the impact of police reform