Parliament celebrates St Andrew's Day


Tickets for free guided tours of the Parliament were snapped up by people wanting to take part in the Parliament’s activities to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.

Finance Committee meet in Dundee


Dundonians will have an opportunity to see the decision-makers being scrutinised on how the Scottish Budget is spent when the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee visits Discovery Point, Dundee on Monday 10 December.

Parliament calls for public views on Gaelic Language Plan


The public is being asked to provide their views on the Scottish Parliament’s draft plan to strengthen the Parliament’s use and recognition of the Gaelic language.

Scotland's economic future to be debated


Scotland’s future in the global market place will be put under the spotlight by a world leading authority tomorrow.

Committee visits to inform flood inquiry


Flooding has become a high profile cause for concern, the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee is conducting a major national inquiry into the extent of the problem and possible long-term solutions.

Parliament marks European Year of Equal Opportunities for all


This week the Scottish Parliament is holding its first Equality and Diversity Week. The aim of the week is to develop a greater understanding among members and staff of discrimination and the barriers people face to participating equally in society.

Young Scots gather at Parliament


MSPs from across the political spectrum met with more than 100 young people from around Scotland at an event at the Parliament on Thursday (22 November).

Parliament to approve appointment of Chair of Scottish Commission for Human Rights


Parliament will be asked on Thursday 29 November to approve the nomination of Professor Alan Miller as the Chair of the Scottish Commission for Human Rights.

Ron Gould gives evidence to Local Government and Communities Committee


Ron Gould, the Canadian elections expert will appear for the first time in front of a Parliamentary committee this week.

Scotland to host British-Spanish Forum for first time


Influential decision-makers from the fields of politics, academia and business from Spain and across the UK will gather at the Scottish Parliament this weekend.

Future of economics in the spotlight


There has been a significant and sustained decline in the number of young Scots studying economics at institutions of further and higher education over the past decade. This is the focus of a seminar to be held at the Scottish Parliament on Monday.

Committee endorses the Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill


Proposals to abolish the tolls on the Forth and Tay Road Bridges have been endorsed by the majority of a parliamentary committee in a report published today.

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee launches inquiry into tourism revenue growth


Can the Scottish Government realistically achieve its aim for a 50% increase in tourism revenue by 2015 asks the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

European and External Relations Committee calls for evidence on international development inquiry


Should Scotland focus its international development work on a specific country or policy areas such as education and health? This is just one of the questions being posed by the Scottish Parliament’s Europe an and External Relations Committee.

European and External Relations Committee launches inquiry into the transposition of EU directives


Can the Scottish Government adequately tailor Scottish solutions to Scottish problems under EU directives and law, asks the European and External Relations Committee.

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