May

MSPs launch search for Scotland’s Local Heroes

26.05.2016

The search is on across Scotland for Local Heroes who make a positive difference to the lives of others.

Timings and procedural guide: appointment of Scottish Ministers and election of Members to the SPCB

18.05.2016

Please find below timings and procedural information on the appointment of Scottish Ministers and Junior Scottish Ministers, and the election of Members to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.

Presiding Officer says MSPs can use digital devices in the chamber

17.05.2016

MSPs are to be allowed to use electronic devices in Holyrood’s debating chamber with immediate effect, says new Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP.

Selection of a nominee for First Minister - timings and procedural guide

16.05.2016

The Scotland Act 1998 states that the selection of the nomination of the First Minister must occur within 28 days of the election, otherwise a further Scottish Election must be held.

Ken Macintosh MSP elected as the Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer

12.05.2016

Ken Macintosh MSP (West of Scotland) has been elected as the Scottish Parliament’s next Presiding Officer, promising to work across the party divide for the common good.

Linda Fabiani and Christine Grahame elected as Deputy Presiding Officers

12.05.2016

Following the election of Ken Macintosh MSP as the Scottish Parliament's Presiding Officer, a further secret ballot of Members saw Linda Fabiani MSP and Christine Grahame MSP elected as Deputy Presiding Officers.

Kirking of the Fifth Session of the Scottish Parliament

10.05.2016

The Kirking of the Fifth Session of the Scottish Parliament takes place on Wednesday 11 May in St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh.

Fifth Session: Oath of Allegiance or Solemn Affirmation, timings and procedural guide

10.05.2016

Fifth Session: Oath of Allegiance or Solemn Affirmation, timings and procedural guide

Fifth session timings and procedural guide: electing the Presiding Officer

09.05.2016

Fifth session timings and procedural guide: electing the Presiding Officer