Stornoway will be in the spotlight next March as the venue for the Scottish Parliament’s second ‘Parliament Day’ (15 March 2013). The new ‘Parliament Day’ initiative, takes the work of the Scottish Parliament and its politicians into communities across the country. This second ‘Parliament Day’ will include a formal meeting of Holyrood’s Public Petitions Committee as well as meetings with local groups and visits to local schools.
Announcing the venue of the second ‘Parliament Day’, the Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP said:
“The Parliament Day initiative takes Holyrood’s work right into the heart of communities across Scotland. It provides a great opportunity for people of all ages to learn more about the work of their Parliament and to see it in action.
“The success of the first Parliament Day in Hawick demonstrated the enthusiasm of people to engage with Holyrood where they live and work. I look forward to visiting Stornoway as we take the Parliament to the people of the Western Isles.”
Convener of the Public Petitions Committee, David Stewart MSP said:
“The Public Petitions Committee is just one way in which people all over Scotland can get involved with the Parliament. It is important that Committees reach out to all of Scotland and I am delighted that we will be meeting in the Western Isles for the first time.”
Further details of the events taking place in Stornoway will be announced in the coming weeks.
The first ‘Parliament Day’ took place on Monday 5 November in Hawick and featured a formal meeting of the Finance Committee, visits to local schools by MSPs and a programme of engagements by the Presiding Officer.
See the Parliament Day pages for further information about the programme and details of the first Parliament Day.