November

Investment in local infrastructure projects vital, says Committee

30.11.2015

Local Authorities must maximise the opportunities presented by City Deals to improve local infrastructure. This is just one conclusion of a report issued today (30 November) by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee.

Barriers to palliative care must be removed, finds committee inquiry

25.11.2015

Everyone in Scotland should have a right to palliative care according to an inquiry into the issue by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Committee concerned local authorities powerless to prevent betting shop overprovision

23.11.2015

Concern over the amount of betting shops in Scotland’s high streets has today been raised by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee.

John Bellany artworks to celebrate work of Scottish Women’s Hospitals

13.11.2015

Some of the final works by renowned Scottish artist John Bellany will go on public display, in January 2016, for the first time

Bankruptcy legislation to be consolidated

12.11.2015

A new Bill has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament which proposes consolidating the law on bankruptcy and the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee has today issued a call for views on the proposals.

The Scottish Parliament comes to Dunfermline

12.11.2015

Dunfermline is to host the Scottish Parliament for a day as the town becomes the focus for Parliament Day on Monday 7 December.

Justice Committee calls for community justice arrangements to be strengthened and clearer

11.11.2015

The Justice Committee has today supported the general principles of a Bill that aims to create a stronger system for administering and delivering non-custodial justice disposals and measures to reduce reoffending.

Scottish Parliament to observe two-minute silence

10.11.2015

All parliamentary business will be suspended at Holyrood at 11am on Wednesday 11 November, to observe a two minute silence on Armistice Day.

MSPs support legally enforceable no-smoking areas in hospital grounds

09.11.2015

A legally enforceable ban on smoking in parts of hospital grounds has been supported by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee in its stage one report into the Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) Bill.

Women inspired to lead at Scottish Parliament

04.11.2015

Women employed by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body will have a new opportunity to develop their confidence, skills and leadership capabilities as Holyrood launches its first Women in Leadership programme.

Motherwell pupils to discuss how towns can respond to the refugee crisis

04.11.2015

Secondary school pupils from Motherwell will have the opportunity to find out more about how their communities can plan for the resettlement of refugees as part of the town’s Parliament Day on Monday 9 November.