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    Science to be brought to life at Parliament

    Science will be brought to life this April as the Scottish Parliament hosts an interactive exhibition featuring a replica of the world’s most powerful laser. 

    The Incredible Power of Light exhibition will go on display at the Scottish Parliament between 1-30 April.

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    Science to be brought to life at Parliament

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    Carers asked for views on proposed support

    The Health and Sport Committee is seeking the views of carers as it begins scrutiny of a Bill that aims to improve the support available to them and sets out their rights in law.

    The Committee is keen to hear directly from young and adult carers about whether they feel the proposed legislation will provide greater support to them than what is available currently.

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    Carers asked for views on proposed support

  • Composite image showing Longannet Power Station (photo by Graeme Maclean via Flickr, Creative Commons 2.0) on the left and a wind turbine on the right.

    Inquiry launched into energy supply

    The security of Scotland’s energy supply will be the subject of an inquiry by the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee. The parliamentary inquiry will consider Scotland’s energy needs in a changing UK electricity market and will look at supply, demand, the transmission network and market functioning.

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    Inquiry launched into energy supply

  • First Minister's Questions taking place in the Debating Chamber

    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

 

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    The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP with the Norwegian Ambassador, Her Excellency Ms Mona Juul

    The Presiding Officer

    On Wednesday the Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, welcomed the Norwegian Ambassador, Her Excellency Ms Mona Juul, on her first official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

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    Business Bulletin

    The Business Bulletin is published each morning when the Parliament is in session. It includes details of current, future and past business of the Parliament.

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