Committee Conveners to Question First Minister


Holyrood’s Committee Conveners are to once again quiz the First Minister on her Programme for Government, it was announced today.

Holyrood Committee concerns over declining environment budget


Scotland’s budget for the environment has been declining over many years and the long-term impact of this is concerning, says a Holyrood Committee today.

Biggest Festival of Politics yet begins at Scottish Parliament


A packed programme of debate, music and film will begin today as the Festival of Politics opens at Holyrood.

Justice Committee backs alternatives to court


Holyrood’s Justice Committee is backing increased use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation and arbitration as an alternative to civil courts.

Holyrood Committee to visit Dundee


Dundee to be the focus of a visit by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee.

Parliament visitor experience wins vote of confidence from VisitScotland


THE visitor experience at the Scottish Parliament has been awarded one of the highest quality assurance accolades from the national tourism organisation VisitScotland.

MSPs expenses information for 2017/18 published online


Latest details of all MSPs parliamentary expenses are published on the web today. Quarter 4’s expenses from the financial year 2017/18 are now available online via the Parliament’s searchable database facility.

Widen access to the legal profession, says Justice Committee


Holyrood’s Justice Committee is calling on schools, universities and the Law Society of Scotland to consider what barriers exist to becoming a lawyer and to take action to remove them.

Scottish Parliament renews its commitment to Gaelic with five-year language plan


The Scottish Parliament has renewed its commitment to Gaelic with the publication of its new Gaelic Language plan.

Holyrood Committee seeks views on new fuel poverty target


Proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradication of fuel poverty is to be examined by the Local Government and Communities Committee.

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