April

Scottish Parliament tees up for The Ryder Cup as rare memorabilia goes on display

30.04.2014

The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament will today unveil an exhibition and original artwork to celebrate one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments, The 2014 Ryder Cup, coming to Scotland in September.

Island community voices to be heard

29.04.2014

The views of remote and island communities on local democracy will be the focus for the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee when it visits Stornoway later this week

Welfare Reform Committee visit the FareShare Project in Edinburgh

28.04.2014

Earlier today Welfare Committee Convener Michael McMahon MSP visited the FareShare Project’s Edinburgh base to see firsthand their work on food banks.

Inquiry into Scotland’s economic future heads to Aberdeen

24.04.2014

Influential figures in the oil and gas industry will be questioned next week by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee as they meet in Aberdeen as part of their inquiry into Scotland’s economic future post 2014.

Experts to be quizzed on Scotland’s public finances post-2014

11.04.2014

Scotland’s public finances post-2014 will come under the microscope at the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee when it holds a series of evidence sessions on the subject from this April.

Proposals on ending automatic early release for some offenders scrutinised by Justice Committee

04.04.2014

Proposals to end automatic early release for some categories of prisoner have been questioned by the Justice Committee in a call for evidence published today.

Committee to explore what works in local government

04.04.2014

Exploring how local government works and what lessons can be learned for Scotland will be the focus for members of the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee when they meet with officials in Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

Ryder Cup to take centre stage at the Scottish Parliament

03.04.2014

As momentum builds for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later on this year, visitors to the Scottish Parliament will have a unique opportunity to delve into the history of one of sport’s most well-known events.

The Scottish Parliament takes part in Scotland Week 2014

03.04.2014

The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, Linda Fabiani MSP and Rhoda Grant MSP will today begin a series of engagements on behalf of the Scottish Parliament to mark Scotland Week 2014

End of Right to Buy scheme supported by Committee

03.04.2014

The right to buy social rented houses in Scotland should be completely abolished, according to a report from the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee. The conclusion is part of the Committee’s stage 1 report