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    Presiding Officer to stand down in 2016

    The Rt. Hon. Tricia Marwick, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament and MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, has announced that she is standing down from Parliament at next year's Scottish election.

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    Presiding Officer to stand down in 2016

  • Party leaders at First Minister's Questions

    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

    On Thursday afternoon, Nicola Sturgeon MSP took questions from opposition leaders and MSPs during First Minister's Question Time.

    Watch First Minister's Questions

    Read the Official Report

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    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

  • The Presiding Officer launching Holyrood Rocks with party leaders and members of the group The Dandylions

    Holyrood set to rock

    A nation-wide music competition which aims to find the best new musical talent in Scotland, whilst encouraging young people to use their vote in the 2016 Holyrood election, has been launched in the Scottish Parliament.

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    Watch the video

    Image gallery of launch on Facebook

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    Holyrood set to rock

  • Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament (Amendment) Bill front cover

    New Bill introduced to increase transparency

    A new Bill to increase the transparency of MSPs’ financial interests has been introduced by Stewart Stevenson MSP, on behalf of the Scottish Parliament’s Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.

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    Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

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    New Bill introduced to increase transparency

 

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The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, welcomed the Speaker of the Flemish Parliament, Mr Jan Peumans, on his first official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

Presiding Officer welcomes Speaker of the Flemish Parliament

On Thursday The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, welcomed the Speaker of the Flemish Parliament, Mr Jan Peumans, on his first official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

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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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