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    Festival Youth Café - Saturday 15th August

    Want to make your own film? Listen to live music and record some of your own? Take a master class in cartooning?

    At the Festival Youth Café, part of Festival of Politics, you can do all of this and loads more…for FREE! 

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    Festival Youth Café - Saturday 15th August

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    Views sought on Health Scotland Bill

    People from across Scotland are today being asked for their views on legislation which will introduce restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes and create no smoking areas in hospital grounds.

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    Health and Sport Committee

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    Views sought on Health Scotland Bill

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    Holyrood committee launches EU inquiry

    An inquiry into the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union is to be conducted by the European and External Relations Committee.

    The inquiry will look at the implications for Scotland of the proposed referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. The Committee will also consider the impact of the UK Government’s EU reform agenda.

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    Holyrood committee launches EU inquiry

  • Health and Sport Committee Deputy Convener Bob Doris MSP with Marie Cure Hospice service users

    Inquiry into palliative care launched

    On Thursday MSPs from the Health and Sport Committee visited patients and staff at Marie Curie’s Hospice in Glasgow to launch an inquiry into the quality and availability of palliative care. This will focus on how patients can access the care they need regardless of where they live and the diagnosis they receive.

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    Photo shows Committee Deputy Convener Bob Doris MSP with service users.

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    Inquiry into palliative care launched

 

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    How the Parliament Works

    Find out how MSPs are elected, how committees work and how the Scottish Parliament makes laws.

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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.

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    MSP pages

    Every MSP's page contains details of their recent speeches, motions, questions and voting records.