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  • Queensberry Square, Dumfries. Photo: Wikimedia/Irene M

    Community power in Dumfries & Galloway

    How best to involve communities and allow them to influence decisions will be the focus when the Local Government and Regeneration Committee visits Dumfries on Monday. The Committee is holding a series of meetings to hear what communities in and around Dumfries think of the Community Empowerment Bill.

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    Community power in Dumfries & Galloway

  • Jon Henn, Royal Horticultural Interchange Fellow, from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh plant wildflowers in the landscaped tails in the Scottish Parliament Grounds.

    Wild flowers planted in Parliament grounds

    On Tuesday Parliament’s Real Action on Carbon Emissions (RACE) team, in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, planted wild flowers in the Scottish Parliament landscaped grounds.

    The plants will increase biodiversity in the area and it is hoped they will provide a habitat which will help attract increased numbers on insects during the summer months.

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    Wild flowers planted in Parliament grounds

  • Detail from Alison Kinnaird's Unknown sculpture

    Artworks reflect the impact of war

    Soldiers past and present are remembered in two powerful and symbolic art installations reflecting the impact of war. The pieces are currently on display in the Main Hall at Holyrood, after the Parliamentary launch of the 2014 Scottish Poppy Appeal campaign. Entry is free.

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    Artworks reflect the impact of war

  • Tay Street and bridge in the City of Perth

    Spotlight on Perth for Economy Committee

    On Monday 3rd November the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee will hold a formal meeting in Perth on the Scottish Government’s proposed budget . The Committee will also hold workshop discussions with local businesses and take part in a question and answer session with students from local schools.

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    Spotlight on Perth for Economy Committee

 

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    Happy to Translate

    The Scottish Parliament is taking part in Happy to Translate.

    This national language initiative will enhance our existing services for non-English speakers and promote equal access for people living in Scotland.

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    Visiting the Parliament

    Planning a visit to Holyrood?  Our Visiting the Parliament section includes opening times, details on guided tours and how to find us, and other useful information.