November

Palliative care - need for legislation questioned

29.11.2010

Improvements to the delivery of palliative care services should be pursued, but the need for legislation has been questioned, according to a Parliament committee report published today.

Child poverty at heart of Holyrood debate

29.11.2010

Students from schools and universities across Scotland will gather at the Scottish Parliament today to compete to win the St Andrew’s Day debating prize.

New legislation not the way to tackle problem of assault on workers

26.11.2010

The Protection of Workers (Scotland) Bill would not provide any more safeguards to individuals against assault than those currently available through law, according to a Parliament committee report published today.

Scottish Parliament's green success

26.11.2010

The Parliament has become the first public sector body in the UK to be awarded the CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme) standard.

Law on raptor poisoning must be strengthened says committee

25.11.2010

The illegal killing of protected birds of prey across Scotland has been condemned by the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee in a report published today.

Gaelic language day at Holyrood

25.11.2010

Friday is Gaelic Language Day at Holyrood. Events include Gaelic singing workshops, free guided tours of the Parliament building in Gaelic and an art installation which explores the story of Gaelic communities in Glasgow.

Parliament celebrates St Andrew's weekend with family fun

24.11.2010

This weekend, battle lines of a different sort will be drawn at Holyrood when the Parliament hosts a range of Jacobite themed activities including an interactive drama of soldiers preparing for the battle of Culloden.

Budget focus for Finance Committee meeting in Carnoustie

18.11.2010

Scottish Government spending plans will be scrutinised when the Finance Committee meets in Carnoustie on Monday 6 December.

Committee not convinced by End of Life Assistance Bill

18.11.2010

The End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill Committee has not been persuaded there is a case to decriminalise homicide as it applies to assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

Committee calls for better quality data collection on orthopaedic services

16.11.2010

The Scottish Government should improve the quality of data collected nationally on orthopaedic services, according to a report published today by the Public Audit Committee.

Parliament's corporate body announces 12 per cent budget cut by 2014/15

16.11.2010

The cost of the running the Scottish Parliament will be reduced in real terms by £9.5m by 2014/15, it was announced today - representing a 12 per cent saving over the next four financial years based on this year’s budget level.

'Building a stronger economy' theme for annual Business in the Parliament conference

12.11.2010

Business leaders and politicians will gather at Holyrood today to discuss how to re-build the economy and avoid another recession.

Modern studies teachers come to study at Holyrood

05.11.2010

Modern Studies teachers from across Scotland will discuss the range of issues and challenges they face in the coming years, when they attend a conference in Holyrood on Saturday (6 November).

Spotlight on British Political landscape

05.11.2010

How devolution has shaped politics and the future of the British political landscape will be debated on Friday (5 November), when the Scottish Parliament hosts the Irish-Scottish Forum.

Committee questions need for new patient rights legislation

04.11.2010

The Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee remain to be convinced of the need for new primary legislation to strengthen patient rights, according to a report published today.

Improved Government engagement commended by Forth Crossing Bill Committee

03.11.2010

Improved engagement by the Scottish Government with those who have concerns about the building of a new Forth Crossing.

Parliament Committee gathers evidence of support offered to business on Skye

02.11.2010

The best means of supporting businesses and strengthening communities across the highlands and islands have been debated at a meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism (EET) Committee on the Isle of Skye.