October

Banking chiefs to give evidence in second phase of inquiry into financial services sector

30.10.2009

Senior figures from some of Scotland’s largest financial institutions will appear before the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

Views sought on walking and cycling as committee launches inquiry into active travel

29.10.2009

Encouraging more people to change their travel habits and opt for walking and cycling as main forms of transport will be the focus for an inquiry by the Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee.

Focus on budget as Finance Committee holds meeting in Glasgow

21.10.2009

Scottish Government spending plans will be scrutinised when the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee visits the City Chambers in Glasgow on Monday 9 November.

First ever cross-party delegation to Australia and New Zealand begins full programme of engagements

12.10.2009

For the first time since the Parliament was established, a cross-party delegation of MSPs will today begin a programme of engagements as part of a two-week visit to Australia and New Zealand.

Committee calls for strengthening of links between Scotland and China

09.10.2009

Scotland needs to improve its business, educational and cultural links with China and the Scottish Government should be spearheading these efforts.

Committee calls for measures to maintain and improve the health of Scotland's seas

08.10.2009

Restoring and maintaining the health of Scotland’s coastal areas should be a legal duty of the Scottish Government, according to a report from the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs and Environment Committee.

Eco-schools come to Holyrood

05.10.2009

Schools from across Scotland will come to Holyrood on Monday to discuss environmental issues and share ideas and initiatives they are undertaking at their schools.

New Lanark to host Holyrood's 'Moving Stories' exhibition

05.10.2009

A unique ‘travelling’ exhibition exploring 10 personal experiences of Holyrood will be arriving in New Lanark World Heritage Site on Saturday 10 October as part of a series of events marking 10 years of the Scottish Parliament.

Pioneering Glasgow philanthropist gets her own bill

02.10.2009

More than a century after her death, Glasgow philanthropist Isabella Elder's work for the education of women and the welfare of the people of Govan continues with a Private Bill introduced to the Scottish Parliament.

First older people's assembly to be held at Holyrood

01.10.2009

Strong policies based on meaningful dialogue are what Scotland’s older people expect from the current and future governments, according to the Steering Group behind the country’s inaugural Scottish Older People’s Assembly.