2017 Image Gallery

  • The Presiding Officer welcoming guests to the Scottish Parliament Christmas Carol Service
    The Scottish Parliament Annual Christmas Carol Service

    20 December 2017

    The Presiding Officer welcomes guests to the Scottish Parliament Annual Christmas Carol Service.

  • Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP welcoming guests to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in Scotland Mural Reception at the Scottish Parliament
    The Deputy Presiding Officer welcomes guests to a mural reception at the Scottish Parliament

    13 December 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP welcomes guests to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in Scotland mural Reception. Pupils from Sciennes Primary School in Edinburgh  produced the mural as part of the UNCRC in Scotland seminar series.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Hon Dr Darryl Plecas MLA on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.
    The Presiding Officer meeting the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

    7 December 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Hon Dr Darryl Plecas MLA on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP meets the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Hon Dr Darryl Plecas MLA on a visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Deputy Presiding Officer with the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

    7 December 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP meets the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Hon Dr Darryl Plecas MLA on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP welcomes guests to the fourth Scottish Public Service Awards ceremony, which celebrates excellence within Scotland’s public service in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament
    The Scottish Public Service Awards 2017

    4 December 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP welcomes guests to the fourth Scottish Public Service Awards ceremony, which celebrates excellence within Scotland’s public service in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer pictured with Speaker Rt Hon John Bercow MP and Presiding Officer Elin Jones AM at the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer with Speaker Rt Hon John Bercow MP and Presiding Officer Elin Jones AM

    24 November 2017

    The Presiding Officer pictured with Speaker Rt Hon John Bercow MP and Presiding Officer Elin Jones AM at the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting with the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UK and Ireland, His Excellency Mr Branko T. Neskovic on a visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer meeting with the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UK and Ireland

    23 November 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting with the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UK and Ireland, His Excellency Mr Branko T. Neskovic on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting the Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK, Her Excellency Natalia Galibarenko on a visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer meeting the Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK

    23 November 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting the Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK, Her Excellency Natalia Galibarenko on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer welcoming guests to the closing reception of the Arctic Circle Forum: Scotland 2017 held in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer at the Arctic Circle Forum: Scotland 2017

    21 November 2017

    The Presiding Officer welcoming guests to the closing reception of the Arctic Circle Forum: Scotland 2017. The reception was held in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, former longstanding President of Iceland (1999 – 2016) and Chairman of the Arctic Circle
    The Presiding Officer meets the former President of Iceland and Chairman of the Arctic Circle

    21 November 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, former longstanding President of Iceland (1999 – 2016) and Chairman of the Arctic Circle.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP welcomes guests to the Highland and Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations Reception in the Members' Room of the Scottish Parliament
    Highland and Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations Reception

    22 November 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP welcomes guests to the Highland and Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations Reception in the Members' Room of the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP meeting the John Smith Fellows on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.
    The Deputy Presiding Officer meeting the John Smith Fellows

    15 November 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP meeting the John Smith Fellows on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer delivering his keynote speech at the Political Studies Association (PSA) Parliaments Group and the Study of the Scottish Parliament Group Conference on Legislatures in Uncertain Times in the Members' Room of the Scottish Parliament
    PSA Parliaments Group and the Study of the Scottish Parliament Group Conference

    17 November 2017

    The Presiding Officer delivering his keynote speech at the Political Studies Association (PSA) Parliaments Group and the Study of the Scottish Parliament Group Conference on Legislatures in Uncertain Times in the Members' Room of the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP meeting the Estonian Ambassador to the UK, Her Excellency Tiina Intelmann
    The Deputy Presiding Officer meeting the Estonian Ambassador to the UK

    16 November 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP meeting the Estonian Ambassador to the UK, Her Excellency Tiina Intelmann.

  • The Presiding Officer speaking at the RSE@Inverness and Scottish Futures Forum event: Scotland 2030: Technology and Society
    The Presiding Officer speaking at the [email protected] and Scottish Futures Forum event in Inverness

    10 November 2017

    The Presiding Officer speaking at the [email protected] and Scottish Futures Forum event: Scotland 2030: Technology and Society at An Lochran, Inverness Campus.

  • The Presiding Officer on a visit to Inverness, meeting pupils from Milton of Leys Primary School for a Q&A session
    The Presiding Officer meeting two primary 6 classes on a visit to Inverness

    10 November 2017

    The Presiding Officer on a visit to Inverness, meeting pupils from Milton of Leys Primary School for a Q&A session.

  • As part of a visit to Inverness, the Presiding Officer attending a session with the Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club (ICTFC) walking football community group
    The Presiding Officer participating in a walking football community group on a visit to Inverness

    10 November 2017

    As part of a visit to Inverness, the Presiding Officer attending a session with the Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club (ICTFC) walking football community group.

     

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP meets a delegation from the Moroccan House of Representatives on a visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Deputy Presiding Officer with a delegation from the Moroccan House of Representatives

    8 November 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP meets a delegation from the Moroccan House of Representatives on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer hosting the annual reception to launch the 2017 Scottish Poppy Appeal
    The Presiding Officer launching the Scottish Poppy Appeal 2017

    1 November 2017

    The Presiding Officer hosting the annual reception to launch the 2017 Scottish Poppy Appeal at the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer cycling in Poppyscotland's first ever Poppy Ride at the Scottish Parliament watched by the Chief Executive of Poppyscotland, Mark Bibbey
    The Presiding Officer cycling in the Poppy Ride at the Scottish Parliament

    2 November 2017

    The Presiding Officer cycling in Poppyscotland's first ever Poppy Ride at the Scottish Parliament watched by the Chief Executive of Poppyscotland, Mark Bibbey.

  • The Presiding Officer with Mrs Anju Ranjan, Consul General of India, Daniel Johnson MSP (left), Jeremy Balfour MSP (right) and members of a delegation of MPs from Southern India Legislative Assemblies
    The Presiding Officer with a delegation of MPs from Southern India Legislative Assemblies

    31 October 2017

    The Presiding Officer with Mrs Anju Ranjan, Consul General of India, Daniel Johnson MSP (left), Jeremy Balfour MSP (right) and members of a delegation of MPs from Southern India Legislative Assemblies on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer and Amy Lee Fraioli MSYP, Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP), co-chair, for the first time, the second plenary session of the SYP 64th National Sitting in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer co-chairs a plenary session of the Scottish Youth Parliament

    27 October 2017

    The Presiding Officer and Amy Lee Fraioli MSYP, Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP), co-chair, for the first time, a plenary session of the SYP 64th National Sitting in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting His Excellency Steve Katjiuanjo, High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia on his first visit to the Scottish Parliament.
    The Presiding Officer meeting the High Commissioner of Namibia

    26 October 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting His Excellency Steve Katjiuanjo, High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia on his first visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer hosting a reception held in honour of the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Bahá’í Faith at the Scottish Parliament.
    The Presiding Officer welcoming guests to a reception for Bahá’í Faith at the Scottish Parliament

    25 October 2017

    The Presiding Officer hosting a reception held in honour of the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Bahá’í Faith at the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer pictured beside the Royal Mail Pride Postbox which was on display at the Scottish Parliament from Tuesday 24 October to Monday 6 November
    The Presiding Officer pictured beside the Royal Mail Pride Postbox

    24 October 2017

    The Presiding Officer pictured beside the Royal Mail Pride Postbox which was on display at the Scottish Parliament from Tuesday 24 October to Monday 6 November.

  • The Presiding Officer in discussion with the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP on his candid autobiography, Kind of Blue at the Festival of Politics in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer in discussion with the Rt Hon Ken Clarke MP

    21 October 2017

    The Presiding Officer in discussion with the Rt Hon Ken Clarke MP on his autobiography, Kind of Blue at the Festival of Politics in the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP chairing a panel discussion at the Festival of Politics in the Scottish Parliament
    The Deputy Presiding Officer chairing a panel discussion at the Festival of Politics

    21 October 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP chairing a panel discussion with (from right to left) musician, Horse McDonald; Holby City actor David Ames; author, TV presenter and podcaster, Scott McGlynn and actor Adam Kashmiry as they discussed growing up, equality today and what still needs to happen for true LGBTI equality at the Festival of Politics at the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer in discussion with Evan Davis during the Festival of Politics at the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer in discussion with Evan Davis

    21 October 2017

    The Presiding Officer in discussion with Evan Davis during the Festival of Politics at the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer in discussion with Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP at the Festival of Politics Event
    The Presiding Officer in discussion with Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP

    20 October 2017

    The Presiding Officer in discussion with Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP at the Festival of Politics Event "Harriet Harman MP - A Woman's Work" in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer welcomes guests and festival goers to the Festival of Politics 2017 Launch Party at the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer speaking at the launch reception for the Festival of Politics 2017

    19 October 2017

    The Presiding Officer welcomes guests and festival goers to the Festival of Politics 2017 Launch Party at the Scottish Parliament.

  • Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work
    Business in the Parliament Conference

    29 September 2017

    The Presiding Officer chairing a Q & A session at the Business in the Parliament Conference 2017 which was held in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament with (L-R) Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Dean Lockhart MSP, Jackie Baillie MSP and Tavish Scott MSP.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting Elin Jones AM, Llywydd, National Assembly for Wales
    The Presiding Officer meeting Elin Jones AM, Llywydd, National Assembly for Wales

    28 September 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting Elin Jones AM, Llywydd of the National Assembly for Wales on her first official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting Her Excellency Tamar Beruchashvili Ambassador of Georgia to the UK her first visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer meeting the Ambassador to Georgia in the UK

    21 September 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting Her Excellency Tamar Beruchashvili Ambassador of Georgia to the UK on her first visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP meets Her Excellency Tamar Beruchashvili Ambassador of Georgia to the UK on a visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Deputy Presiding Officer with the Ambassador to Georgia in the UK

    21 September 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP meets Her Excellency Tamar Beruchashvili Ambassador of Georgia to the UK on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP introducing photogropher Calum Colvin before he gives a talk on his
    Jacobites by Name Exhibition

    16 August 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP introducing photographer Calum Colvin before he gives a talk on his "Jacobites by Name" exhibition.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP and Sanne Schim van der Loeff, Exhibitions Manager and Curator, World Press Photoat the launch of the 2017 World Press Photo Exhibition in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament
    The launch of the 2017 World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 at the Scottish Parliament

    3 August 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP and Sanne Schim van der Loeff, Exhibitions Manager and Curator, World Press Photo at the launch of the 2017 World Press Photo Exhibition in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer with a cross-party group of Members of the Scottish Parliament on a visit to RAF Lossiemouth
    The Presiding Officer with Members on a cross-party group visit to RAF Lossiemouth

    27 July 2017

    The Presiding Officer with a cross-party group of Members and the Clerk/Chief Executive of the Scottish Parliament on a visit to RAF Lossiemouth. (L to R) Richard Lochhead MSP, Bill Bowman MSP, Findlay Carson MSP, Jackson Carlaw MSP, Paul Grice Clerk/Chief Executive, Presiding Officer, Jamie Green MSP and Grahame Simpson MSP,

  • The Presiding Officer with Air Vice Marshall Ross Paterson on a cross-party group of MSP's visit to RAF Lossiemouth
    The Presiding Officer on a visit to RAF Lossiemouth

    27 July 2017

    The Presiding Officer with Air Officer Scotland, Air Vice-Marshall Ross Paterson CB OBE ADC BSc PGCE FCIPD RAF on a cross-party group of MSPs visit to RAF Lossiemouth.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting the President of the Bavarian Parliament, Barbara Stamm MdL on a visit to the Bavarian State Parliament
    The Presiding Officer at the Bavarian State Parliament

    11 July 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting the President of the Bavarian Parliament, Barbara Stamm MdL on his first official visit to the Bavarian State Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer launches the programme for the Festival of Politics 2017 titled
    The Presiding Officer at the launch of the Festival of Politics 2017

    27 June 2017

    The Presiding Officer launches the programme for the Festival of Politics 2017 "Rebellion and Revolution" in the Scottish Parliament with street artist Craig Robertson.

  • The Presiding Officer joined Members of the Culture, Toursim Europe and External Relations Committee to meet attendees of the Committee of Regions Conference of President's at the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer with Members of the European Committee of the Regions

    22 June 2017

    The Presiding Officer joined Members of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee to meet the Committee of Regions Conference of President's at the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP with Arran Johnstone, Executive Trustee of the Battle of Prestonpans dressed as Bonnie Prince Charlie at the launch of the Prestonpans Tapestry Exhibition in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament
    The Deputy Presiding Officer at the launch of the Prestonpans Tapestry Exhibition

    21 June 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP with Arran Johnstone, Executive Trustee of the Battle of Prestonpans dressed as Bonnie Prince Charlie at the launch of the Prestonpans Tapestry Exhibition in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP on a visit to the Glencorse Army Assessment Centre, Penicuik
    The Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officer at Glencorse Army Assessment Centre

    21 June 2017

    The Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP on a visit to the Glencorse Army Assessment Centre, Penicuik.

     

  • The Presiding Officer hosts the Great Get Together for neighbours and staff of the Scottish Parliament.
    The Presiding Offier hosts the Great Get Together at the Scottish Parliament

    16 June 2017

    The Presiding Officer hosts the Great Get Together for neighbours and staff of the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer chairing the Donald Dewar Debating Competition 2017 in the Debating Chamber
    The Donald Dewar Debating Competition 2017

    15 June 2017

    The Presiding Officer chairing the Donald Dewar Debating Competition 2017 in the Debating Chamber.

  • The Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP watching the 71st Taxi trade Children's outing as it passed the Scottish Parliament
    71st Taxi trade Children's outing

    13 June 2017

    The Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP watching the 71st Taxi trade Children's outing as it passes the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting His Excellency Mr Armen Sarkissian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia on his first official visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer meets Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia

    31 May 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting His Excellency Mr Armen Sarkissian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia on his first official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting Mrs Muhterem Aras MdL, President of the Parliament of Baden-Württemberg, and members of the Executive Committee at the Scottish Parliament
    The Deputy Presiding Officer meets the President of the Parliament of Baden-Württemberg

    25 May 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP meeting Mrs Muhterem Aras MdL, President of the Parliament of Baden-Württemberg (1st left to the Deputy Presiding Officer), and members of the Executive Committee on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting with the John Smith Fellows on a visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer meeting the John Smith Fellows

    24 May 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting with the John Smith Fellows on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting Dr HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal of Jordan, personal envoy and special advisor to King Abdullah II on his first visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer meeting Dr HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal of Jordan

    23 May 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting Dr HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal of Jordan, Envoy and Adviser to His Majesty King Abdullah II, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on his first visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer meets His Excellency Mark Regev, Ambassador of Israel on a visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer meets the Ambassador of Israel

    18 May 2017

    The Presiding Officer meets His Excellency Mark Regev, Ambassador of Israel on his first visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer with Brendan Cox on his visit to the Scottish Parliament to promote
    The Presiding Officer meeting Brendan Cox

    17 May 2017

    The Presiding Officer with Brendan Cox on a visit to the Scottish Parliament to promote The Great Get Together seated RHS (L-R) Ruth Davidson MSP, Brendan Cox, Presiding Officer, the First Minister, seated LHS (L-R) Liam McArthur MSP, Patrick Harvie MSP, Kezia Dugdale MSP.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting Her Excellency Ms Mona Juul, Ambassador of Norway on a visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer meets the Norwegian Ambassador

    9 May 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting Her Excellency Ms Mona Juul, Ambassador of Norway on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer at the Lady Haig Poppy Factory with CEO Poppyscotland Mark Bibbey and CEO Legion Scotland Kevin Gray
    The Presiding Officer at the Lady Haig Poppy Factory

    3 May 2017

    The Presiding Officer at the Lady Haig Poppy Factory with CEO Poppyscotland, Mark Bibbey (L) and CEO Legion Scotland, Kevin Gray (R).

  • The Presiding Officer on his first visit to the Lady Haig Poppy Factory in Edinburgh and being shown round the factory by Arthur Dyke
    The Presiding Officer on his first visit to the Lady Haig Poppy Factory

    3 May 2017

    The Presiding Officer on his first visit to the Lady Haig Poppy Factory in Edinburgh. The Presiding Officer is being shown around the factory by Arthur Dyke.

  • The Presiding Officer meets with the Consul General of India in Edinburgh, Ms Anju Ranjan
    The Presiding Officer meets the Consul General of India in Edinburgh

    2 May 2017

    The Presiding Officer meets with the Consul General of India in Edinburgh, Ms Anju Ranjan.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting with the President of the Swiss Cantonal Parliament of Zurich, Dr Rolf Steiner, and members of the Management Select Committee
    The Presiding Officer meeting with the President of the Swiss Cantonal Parliament of Zurich

    27 April 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting with the President of the Swiss Cantonal Parliament of Zurich, Dr Rolf Steiner (on the left of the Presiding Officer), and members of the Management Select Committee on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP speaking to S1 pupils at Brechin Community Campus after her tour of thecomplex
    The Deputy Presiding Officer Speaking to pupils at Brechin Community Campus

    21 April 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP speaking to S1 pupils at Brechin Community Campus after her tour of the complex.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP with Guide Dog trainer Linda Brill and trainee Guide Dog Ruardh at the RNIB Guide Dog Training Centre in Forfar
    The Deputy Presiding Officer at the RNIB Guide Dog Training Centre in Forfar

    21 April 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP with Guide Dog trainer, Linda Brill and trainee Guide Dog, Ruardh at the RNB Guide Dog Training Centre in Forfar.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP with members of the Mearns and Costal Network Laurencekirk lunch club during her day of activities in the North East of Scotland.
    The Deputy Presiding Officer with the Mearns and Costal Network Laurencekirk Lunch Club

    21 April 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP with members of the Mearns and Costal Network Laurencekirk Lunch Club during her day of activities in the North East of Scotland.

  • Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP at the opening of the Harry Benson: Seeing America exhibition on loan from the Scottish Parliament to the National Trust for Scotland and is on display at Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire
    The Deputy Presiding Officer at the opening of the Harry Benson: Seeing America Exhibition

    21 April 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP at the opening of the Harry Benson Exhibition Harry Benson: Seeing America on loan from the Scottish Parliament to the National Trust for Scotland on display at Drum Castle, by Banchory, Aberdeenshire.

     

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP meeting Mr Jean-Marc Fournier, minister responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Quebec Agent-General in London, Mr Christos Sirros
    The Deputy Presiding Officer meeting Mr Jean-Marc Fournier

    19 April 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP meeting Mr Jean-Marc Fournier, minister responsible for Canadian Relations (left) and the Canadian Quebec Agent-General in London, Mr Christos Sirros (right) on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer at the launch of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Visit programme which encourages Members to visit defence bases in Scotland
    The Presiding Officer at the launch of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Visit programme

    18 April 2017

    The Presiding Officer at the launch of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Visit Programme which encourages Members to visit defence bases in Scotland.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame chairing the Euroquiz Final 2017 in the Debating Chamber
    Euroquiz 2017

    15 May 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame chairing the Euroquiz Final 2017 in the Debating Chamber.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP addressing delegates during the opening ceremony of the 9th Annual Meeting of the OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions Conference at the Scottish Parliament
    The Deputy Presiding Officer addressing delegates at the Opening Ceremony of the OECD Conference

    6 April 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP addressing delegates during the opening ceremony of the 9th Annual Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions conference in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer meets His Exellency Mr Arkady Rzegocki, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland
    The Presiding Officer meets the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland

    30 March 2017

    The Presiding Officer meets His Exellency Mr Arkady Rzegocki, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland on his first official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer with Baroness Dido Harding at the opening of the exhibition of the shortlisted designs for the National Holocaust Memorial and Education Centre
    The Presiding Officer with Baroness Harding

    28 March 2017

    The Presiding Officer with Baroness Diana Mary "Dido" Harding at the opening of the exhibition of the shortlisted designs for the National Holocaust Memorial and Education Centre on show at the Scottish Parliament.

  • Deputy Presiding Officer's Linda Fabiani MSP and Christine Grahame MSP meeting Mr Pan Xinchun, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Edinburgh on a visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Deputy Presiding Officer's meet the Consul General, the People’s Republic of China in Edinburgh

    28 March 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer's Linda Fabiani MSP and Christine Grahame MSP meeting Mr Pan Xinchun, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Edinburgh on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer with students and panellists following Your Scottish Parliament Conference and Q & A session held in the Debating Chamber
    The Presiding Officer attending Your Scottish Parliament Conference

    24 March 2017

    The Presiding Officer with students and panellists following Your Scottish Parliament Conference and Q & A session held in the Debating Chamber.

  • The Presiding Officer delivering a speech on his role as Presiding Officer at Holyrood Magazine’s Politics Explained 2017 conference in Edinburgh.
    The Presiding Officer speaking at Holyrood Magazine’s Politics Explained 2017 conference

    22 March 2017

    The Presiding Officer delivering a speech on his role as Presiding Officer at Holyrood Magazine’s Politics Explained 2017 conference in Edinburgh.

  • The Presiding Officer  is joined by members of Young Scot as they lauch the logo for the Year of Young People 2018
    The Presiding Officer with members of Young Scot

    21 March 2017

    The Presiding Officer is joined by members of Young Scot as they launch the logo for the Year of Young People 2018.

  • The Presiding Officer welcomes Members of the CPA Scotland Branch and the Hon Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, CPA Chairperson and Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh on her first visit to the Scottish Parliament to celebrate Commonwealth Day.
    The Presiding Officer welcoming the Hon Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, CPA Chairperson

    15 March 2017

    The Presiding Officer welcomes Members of the CPA Scotland Branch and the Hon Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, CPA Chairperson and Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh on her first visit to the Scottish Parliament to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP joined Mr Akbar Khan, Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) on a visit to Stockbridge Primary School, Edinburgh.
    The Deputy Presiding Officer on a visit with the Secretary General of the CPA

    15 March 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP joined Mr Akbar Khan, Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) on a visit to Stockbridge Primary School, Edinburgh.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting Hon Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, CPA Chairperson and Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh and Mr Akbar Khan, Secretary-General of the CPA to celebrate Commonwealth Day at the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer meeting the CPA Chairperson and Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh

    15 March 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting Hon Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, CPA Chairperson and Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh and Mr Akbar Khan, Secretary-General of the CPA (left) to celebrate Commonwealth Day at the Scottish Parliament.

  • Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani MSP chairs the International Women's Day 2017 Conference
    International Women's Day 2017

    4 March 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani MSP making her opening remarks at the International Women's Day 2017 Conference held in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament.

     

  • The Presiding Officer speaking at the opening of the new permanent exhibition area at the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer speaking at the opening of the new exhibition area at the Scottish Parliament

    1 March 2017

    The Presiding Officer speaking at the opening of the new permanent exhibition area at the Scottish Parliament. The Presiding Officer is joined by members of the public who feature in the exhibition.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting H.E. Mr Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary
    The Presiding Officer meets the Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary

    23 February 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting H.E. Mr Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary on his first visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer meets a delegation from the Montenegrin Parliament
    The Deputy Presiding Officer meets a delegation from the Montenegrin Parliament

    23 February 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP meets a delegation from the Montenegrin Parliament on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting members of Scout Scotland at the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer meeting members of Scout Scotland at the Scottish Parliament

    22 February 2017

    The Presiding Officer with members of Scout Scotland at the launch of its brand new award for MSP's called the Youth Advocacy Award.

  • The Presiding Officer listening to Right Reverend Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland as he leads Time for Reflection in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament.
    The Presiding Officer with the Moderator of the Church of Scotland

    21 February 2017

    The Presiding Officer listening to Right Reverend Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland as he leads Time for Reflection in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer delivering a lecture to the General Council of the University of Edinburgh
    Lecture to the General Council of Edinburgh University

    18 February

    The Presiding Officer delivering a lecture to the General Council of the University of Edinburgh at the Old College Edinburgh.

  • Deputy Presiding Officer Christine Grahame MSP meeting Lord McFall of Alcluith, Senior Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords
    The Deputy Presiding Officer meets Lord McFall of Alcluith

    6 February 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer Christine Grahame MSP meeting Lord McFall of Alcluith, Senior Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords.

  • The Presiding Officer meeting the President of the Senate of the Argentine Parliament, Mr Federico Pinedo on a visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Presiding Officer meets the President of the Senate of the Argentine Parliament

    2 February 2017

    The Presiding Officer meeting the President of the Senate of the Argentine Parliament, Mr Federico Pinedo on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Presiding Officer and his guests pictured in the Garden Lobby before attending the Consular Corps' 2017 Burns Supper at the Scottish Parliament
    2017 Consular Corps' Burns Supper

    25 January 2017

    The Presiding Officer and his guests in the Garden Lobby before attending the Consular Corps' 2017 Burns Supper at the Scottish Parliament.

  • Presiding Officer meets the Rt Hon David Carter MP, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives
    The Presiding Officer meets the Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives

    17 January 2017

    The Presiding Officer meets the Rt Hon David Carter MP, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP meets Mr Christos Sirros, Agent-General, Quebec Government Office in London on a visit to the Scottish Parliament
    The Deputy Presiding Officer meets Agent-General, Quebec Government Office in London

    Monday 9 January 2017

    The Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP meets Mr Christos Sirros, Agent-General, Quebec Government Office in London on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

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