Committee supports draft equalities strategy for public appointments


The draft equalities strategy of the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland is endorsed today by the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.

Youth Parliament to sit at Holyrood


Scottish Parliament Presiding Officer Alex Fergusson MSP will be joined by the recent winner of Big Brother Celebrity Hijack John Loughton to welcome more than 150 Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament to their two-day March sitting at the Parliament.

Parliament takes action on gender equality


Family friendly practices such as the newly refurbished parenting and rest room for expectant mothers are tangible examples of the Parliament’s commitment to achieving gender equality, and are contained in an action plan published this week.

Holyrood committee to hear from Olympic gold medalist


Rhona Martin, the gold medal-winning Olympic curler will appear before the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee on Wednesday to give evidence as part of its Pathways into Sport Inquiry.

Business leaders gather at Holyrood for Business in the Parliament Conference


More than 200 business men and women from across Scotland will meet this week at the Scottish Parliament to discuss the challenges to achieving sustainable economic growth.

Commonwealth Games Bill clears its first hurdle


The Bill seeking to protect the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games from issues to ensure the Games can be delivered has today cleared its first parliamentary hurdle.

Holyrood committee visits Elgin to hear evidence on flooding


Residents of Elgin will have an opportunity to view the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs and Environment Committee in operation when it meets at Moray College in Elgin on Tuesday 19 February.

Slovenian Ambassador to set out EU Presidency priorities


Members of the public will have the opportunity to pose questions to the Slovenian Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Iztok Mirošič, during an event hosted by the European and External Relations Committee.

World Press Photo exhibition returns to Scottish Parliament


Following today’s 51st annual World Press Photo Contest announcement in Amsterdam, the Scottish Parliament is delighted to announce that it will host the World Press Photo (WPP) exhibition for the third year running.

MSPs to visit Malawi


A cross-party delegation of MSPs will visit Malawi’s Chikwawa district, where at least six people died and more than 50,000 were displaced by raging floods last month.

What is the alcohol industry doing to reduce alcohol damage?


The work of the alcohol industry to reduce the damage caused by alcohol is the focus of an event to be held at the Scottish Parliament tomorrow.