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    Bill to promote British Sign Language

    A Members' Bill to promote the use of British Sign Language (BSL) has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament by Mark Griffin MSP.

    Details of the Bill have been made available in both English and BSL in the Current Bills section of our website:

    British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill

    Further information about the Parliament (BSL videos)

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    Bill to promote British Sign Language

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    Thursday's business in the Chamber

    Thursday's business in the Chamber starts at 11:40am & includes:

    • First Minister’s Questions
    • Members’ Business from Jackson Carlaw MSP: Neilston and Uplawmoor First Responders Reaches 100th Emergency Call-out
    • Scottish Government Debate: Supported Business

    Find out more: Business Bulletin

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    Thursday's business in the Chamber

  • Detail from Alison Kinnaird's Unknown sculpture

    Artworks reflect the impact of war

    Soldiers past and present are remembered in two powerful and symbolic art installations reflecting the impact of war. The pieces are currently on display in the Main Hall at Holyrood, after the Parliamentary launch of the 2014 Scottish Poppy Appeal campaign. Entry is free.

    Find out more

    Watch video

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    Artworks reflect the impact of war

  • Osprey nest. Picture: Andrew Howe / iStockphoto

    Evidence session on Wildlife Crime report

    On Wednesday, the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee took evidence on the Scottish Government’s Wildlife Crime in Scotland 2013 Annual Report.

    Witnesses included Malcolm Graham, Assistant Chief Constable of the Major Crime & Public Protection.

    >> Watch a short video round-up (YouTube)

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    Evidence session on Wildlife Crime report

 
 
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Happy to Translate

The Scottish Parliament is taking part in Happy to Translate.

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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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.