Statement on sound and voting system


Technical problems with the voting system in the Debating Chamber meant parliamentary business could not be concluded on Thursday evening.

Conference strengthens community ties with Parliament


The Scottish Parliament’s chamber and committee rooms will resound to many different voices on Saturday October 29 when the Parliament’s third Communities Conference takes place.

Largs hosts Finance Committee meeting on Scottish Budget


Largs will play host to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee when it holds a public meeting to discuss the Scottish Government’s budget with John Swinney MSP the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth on Monday 7 November.

Workshops for young people open path to Parliament


Students from Turnbull High School in Bishopriggs are running sessions next week to demonstrate how young people can successfully be heard in the Scottish Parliament.

Presiding Officer visits PoppyScotland headquarters


The Presiding Officer, Tricia Marwick MSP, today visited the headquarters of PoppyScotland at New Haig House and the adjacent Lady Haig Poppy Factory.

Committee calls for evidence on availability of broadband


The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee is inviting views in relation to its work on the availability and roll out of broadband in Scotland.

Supreme Court court upholds legality of Act


The UK Supreme Court today declared the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions)(Scotland) Act 2009 to be within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament.

Committee tells Chancellor of Scottish concerns on banking reform report


In a letter sent to the Chancellor of the Exchequer today, the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee expressed serious concerns with the Independent Commission on Banking’s final report.

Committee calls for delay to improve Business Gateway contracts


A delay in the Business Gateway procurement and tendering process has been recommended by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee in its report on Business Gateway contract renewals published today.

Majority of Justice Committee support football bill


The report at Stage 2 on the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill shows that five members support the two new offences being proposed, while four do not think the case has been made strongly enough.