Alcohol-services care home enters history books


An alcohol-services care home for men in Falkirk will enter the history books today with a Bill introduced to the Scottish Parliament.

Research on sexualised goods aimed at children published by committee


Research on sexualised goods aimed at children was published today by the Equal Opportunities Committee.

Debate on local authority services called for by committee


A debate on local authority services and their provision is key to local authorities’ financial future, according to a report published today by the Local Government and Communities Committee.

Committee supports tougher treatment for owners of out-of-control dogs


Dog owners who do not keep their pets under control could face a raft of tough new penalties under a Member’s Bill supported today by the Local Government and Communities Committee.

Spanish ambassador sets out EU priorities to Holyrood committee


Spain’s priorities at the helm of the European Union will be laid out to the European and External Relations Committee when Spanish Ambassador Carles Casajuana visits the Scottish Parliament next week.

Western Isles visit to see first-hand challenges facing modern crofting


The challenges facing crofting in the 21st century will be on the agenda next week when the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee visits the Western Isles.

Economy Committee launches inquiry into Scottish exports and international trade


The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee is to hold an inquiry into Scotland’s international trade and exporting activities.

Holyrood visitor figures hit the heights


Visitor numbers to Holyrood hit a high of more than 400,000 in 2009. The news came as the Scottish Parliament opened its doors for the first time in 2010 – the building re-opened to the public at 10am on Monday 4 January.