September

Holyrood celebrates Special Olympics Success

30.09.2015

MSPs are to pay tribute to the Scottish athletes and coaches who competed for Team GB at this year’s Special Olympics World Games 2015, in Los Angeles.

Committee considers BBC’s future role for Scotland

28.09.2015

How well is the BBC serving Scotland and Scottish audiences? Could Scotland get a fairer share of BBC spending?

College merger process requires ongoing monitoring

28.09.2015

The merger of Scotland’s colleges has been a challenge for the sector and more information is required before it can be judged a success, a Scottish Parliamentary Committee found today.

Holyrood Committee comes to the Scottish Borders

25.09.2015

The future of Scotland’s land will come into local focus when a Scottish Parliamentary Committee meets tenant farmers, representatives of the Roxburghe Estates and Lowland Deer Network Scotland.

MSPs in Talks with Welfare Reform Minister

25.09.2015

MSPs on Holyrood’s Welfare Reform Committee are to hold informal talks with new UK Employment Minister, the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, it was announced today.

Holyrood committee calls for urgent Government action for tenants and landlords

25.09.2015

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee (RACCE) is calling for the Scottish Government to take urgent steps to achieve resolution

Committee backs smoking in vehicles ban

24.09.2015

Legislation which would introduce a ban on smoking in vehicles in the presence of those who are under 18 has been backed by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Publication of 2014/15 Members expenses information

24.09.2015

Latest details of all MSPs parliamentary expenses are published on the web today.

Scottish Parliament comes to Inverclyde

23.09.2015

A community engagement event giving those living and working in Inverclyde an opportunity to speak to members of the Scottish Parliament is taking place in Greenock on 5 October.

Are local service providers accountable, asks Committee?

23.09.2015

How some of Scotland’s public services are delivered is to be considered by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Too many pupils with a sensory impairment still being let down

23.09.2015

Many pupils with a visual or hearing impairment are still not getting the same opportunities as their peers.

Gift from ‘one of Scotland’s best loved contemporary artists’ to be unveiled at Holyrood

22.09.2015

Four Scottish land and seascapes in vivid colour have been gifted to The Scottish Parliament by renowned Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison OBE who is known as Jolomo.

Two leading entrepreneurs to address MSPs at Holyrood business conference

22.09.2015

Now in its 10th year, Business in the Parliament brings together over 200 of Scotland’s leading business people with politicians from all political parties. The two day event will be held on 29 and 30 October in the Scottish Parliament.

Inverclyde hospice the focus of MSP visit

22.09.2015

Ardgowan Hospice in Inverclyde was the focus of a visit by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee

Committee supports Carers Bill but asks Government to address concerns

21.09.2015

Proposed legislation that aims to provide better support to Scotland’s carers has been backed by the Health and Sport Committee

Parliament Conveners Group to question First Minister on legislative programme

21.09.2015

The Scottish Parliament’s Conveners Group will question the First Minister following her recent statement on the Government’s legislative programme.

Health and Sport Committee visit Rachel House

18.09.2015

Rachel House, Scotland’s first children’s hospice, was the focus of a visit today by the Health and Sport Committee.

Luxembourg Ambassador to address MSPs on European Presidency

17.09.2015

The refugee crisis and the EU referendum will be amongst subjects discussed as the European and External Relations Committee of the Scottish Parliament hears from the Luxembourg Ambassador

Committee to take views on their employment inquiry in Paisley

16.09.2015

People in Paisley will have the opportunity to tell MSPs on the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee how their working lives have changed since the 2008 recession when the Scottish Parliament comes to the town next week.

Research calls on improved data collection on palliative care to identify gaps in provision and quality

15.09.2015

Scotland has a strong record of success in delivering high quality palliative care services however there is a serious lack of information being collected about the quality and availability

Scottish Parliament comes to Jura and Islay

15.09.2015

The future of Scotland’s land will come into local focus when a Scottish Parliamentary Committee meets local people on Jura, tenant farmers on Islay and the managers of the Islay Estates Company.

Will Bill reclaim Scotland’s pavements for pedestrians, asks Committee

14.09.2015

Will plans to tackle parking on pavements make a difference to you?

Can legislation on educational attainment be made more effective?

10.09.2015

A co-ordinated, detailed and strategic approach to tackling the educational attainment gap is needed, according to a report issued today (10 September) by the Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee.

Legislation to improve the rates of organ donation considered at Holyrood

09.09.2015

People from across Scotland are today being asked for their view on proposed legislation which would change the consent process for the transplantation of organs.

Justice Committee calls for collaboration on improvements to fatal accident legislation

04.09.2015

The Justice Committee today commended Patricia Ferguson MSP on her Inquiries into Deaths (Scotland) Bill but recommended that she work with the Scottish Government to strengthen their Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc (Scotland) Bill.

Scrutiny of UK Scotland Bill back on Holyrood agenda

02.09.2015

Scrutiny of the UK Government’s Scotland Bill is back on Holyrood’s agenda as the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee prepares to hear from experts on a range of issues covered by the Bill.

Scottish Parliament comes to Falkland and Kinghorn

01.09.2015

The future of Scotland’s land will come into local focus when a Scottish Parliamentary Committee meets the people who run the Falkland Centre for Stewardship, Falkland Estates, Falkland Palace and Kinghorn Community Land Association.

Welfare Reforms Not Boosting Employment

01.09.2015

Controversial and hard-hitting reforms to the benefits system are failing in their objective of encouraging the unemployed into work, according to new research.