February

Photography graduate to take portrait of the Queen for Scottish Parliament

28.02.2010

A competition has been launched to give a photography graduate the opportunity of a lifetime – to take a portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on behalf of the Scottish Parliament.

Evidence session on 'slum' housing to be held by Petitions Committee

26.02.2010

A petitioner has inspired an evidence session on the “slum” housing in parts of Govanhill in Glasgow.

Committee meets in Shetland to hear evidence on proposals to reform crofting

22.02.2010

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs and Environment Committee will meet in Lerwick in March to hear about the challenges facing crofting in the 21st century as it scrutinises the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill

Committee calls for evidence on the future of schools management in Scotland

19.02.2010

The issue of how schools in Scotland are managed and potential changes to their control by local authorities is being highlighted by the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee which is calling for evidence on the subject.

Holyrood committee launches inquiry into tightening of public-sector spending

15.02.2010

The Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee today launches an inquiry into how the public sector is preparing for a period of tightening expenditure

Holyrood committee gathers in Thurso to scrutinise crofting-reform proposals

12.02.2010

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs and Environment Committee will meet in Thurso later this month to hear about the challenges facing crofting in the 21st century as it scrutinises the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill.

Parliament seeks to establish twinning scheme with Malawi Assembly

12.02.2010

A twinning scheme of MSPs and Malawian parliamentarians is the key objective for two MSPs departing for Malawi today.

Migration and trafficking inquiry launched by committee

12.02.2010

An inquiry into the impact and contribution of migrant populations within Scottish society and the extent and nature of trafficking has been launched today by the Equal Opportunities Committee.

Public Audit Committee welcomes decision by Registers of Scotland to strengthen financial management

12.02.2010

The decision by Registers of Scotland to revise its financial projections in light of the recent downturn in the property market was today welcomed by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit Committee.

Boo, text and pod for Holyrood's Petitions Committee

10.02.2010

Three new hi-tech ways of getting involved with the Scottish Parliament were launched today by the Public Petitions Committee.

Justice Committee reports on Al-Megrahi decision

05.02.2010

The process followed by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill MSP, in making the decision that led to the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, is examined in a report published today by the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee.

Call for views on Forth-crossing public-transport plans

01.02.2010

Proposals to use the existing Forth Road Bridge as a public-transport corridor when the new crossing is completed are to be scrutinised by the Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee.