Latest News

This page includes the 20 most recent news stories covering the work of the Presiding Officer and her Deputies. 

A complete archive of parliamentary news dating back to January 2007 is available in the News and Media channel.


Presiding Officer launches nation-wide competition for young film makers to mark 20 years of Holyrood

Student film-makers are today being encouraged to enter a nation-wide competition to produce a short film on the impact the Scottish Parliament has had in their area.

Holyrood honey served up by Great British Bake Off star

Great British Bake Off star, Flora Shedden, brought a buzz of excitement to the Scottish Parliament today as she joined the Presiding Officer to unveil a specially commissioned bake made with honey from the Scottish Parliament’s beehives.

Motherwell to host the Scottish Parliament for the day

People in Motherwell will have the opportunity to have their voice heard as the Scottish Parliament comes to the town for the day on Monday 9 November.

Army’s contribution to Scotland recognised at Scottish Parliament

Artwork which has been gifted to the Parliament by the Army in Scotland that highlights the relationship between the Army and Scottish society through the years is to be unveiled.

Be inspired to see the world differently at this year’s Festival of Politics

The three day Festival of Politics takes place in the unique setting of the Scottish Parliament from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 August.

Presiding Officer to stand down at 2016 Scottish election

The Rt. Hon. Tricia Marwick, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament and MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, has announced that she is standing down from Parliament at next year's Scottish election.

The Scottish Parliament takes part in Scotland Week 2015

The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, will lead a delegation of MSPs in a series of engagements during Scotland Week 2015 from today.

Voices of the people must be heard in Parliament, says Presiding Officer, as more parliamentary reform is promised

The voices of the people must be heard in Parliament following Scotland’s unprecedented voter turn-out at the Referendum, says Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick.

Stitch a People’s Panel as the Great Tapestry of Scotland returns to Holyrood

On the 15th anniversary of the official opening of the Parliament in 1999, one of Scotland’s most ambitious community arts projects, the Great Tapestry of Scotland, has returned to the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish Parliament to welcome honey bees

The Parliament will today (18 June) become a hive of activity when it welcomes its newest arrivals on site - honey bees.

Presiding Officer meets with Western Balkans Network

Supporting democracy and parliamentary scrutiny will be the focus when the Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer meets with representatives from eight legislatures in the Western Balkans today (Monday 16 June).

Queen’s Baton Relay to pass through Scottish Parliament

On Saturday 14 June, the Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP will welcome the Queen’s Baton as it arrives in Scotland and passes through Holyrood.

The Scottish Parliament takes part in Scotland Week 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

Ryder Cup to take centre stage at the Scottish Parliament

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.

George Wyllie's Burd finds a home at the Scottish Parliament

The smaller sibling to the world-famous Berlin Burd together with a sculpture and drawing by the celebrated Scottish artist George Wyllie MBE, will be permanently housed at the Scottish Parliament

Presiding Officer visits Shieldinch

Shieldinch will welcome a new visitor later this month when the Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, visits the set of the popular BBC One programme, River City.

Burgh Hall to be home to Scottish Parliament’s meeting on housing

Burgh Hall will be home to the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee’s meetings on the Housing (Scotland) Bill next month.

Dumbarton to be the home of Parliament for the day

The Scottish Parliament will hold a Parliament Day in Dumbarton on Monday 24 February, it has been announced today.

SPCB recommends breaking link with MPs Pay

The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, announced today that the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) will recommend to the Parliament that the current link with MPs pay should be broken

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