Parliament to approve nomination of new standards commissioner


The Parliament will be asked to approve the appointment by the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body of Stuart Allan as the new Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

Parliament to approve nomination of new ombudsman


The Scottish Parliament will be asked to approve the nomination of Jim Martin as the new Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

Scottish focus as international experts gather at Holyrood for climate change debate


Scotland’s contribution to global efforts to challenge climate change will be explored at a high-profile conference featuring an international delegation at the Scottish Parliament next week.

Petitions Committee goes back to school


Fraserburgh Academy will make history when it hosts a meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee on Monday 30 March. The Fraserburgh meeting marks the first time a Scottish Parliament committee has met in “the Broch”.

Committee visits Orkney to get facts on renewable energy


Members of a Parliamentary committee are to visit Orkney next week to gain a better understanding of the potential role that the Pentland Firth could play as a location for wave and tidal projects in the north of Scotland.

New writing on the wall at Holyrood?


A new quotation is to be added to the Canongate Wall at Holyrood to mark a decade of devolution. Presiding Officer Alex Fergusson MSP today launched the hunt to find a new addition to the 24 quotes already in place on the Wall.

Hate crime bill gets committee support


Strengthened legislation to protect victims of hate crime came one step closer today as the Justice Committee published its Stage 1 report on the issue.

Parliamentary Committee to probe future budget choices


The pressures on future Scottish Government spending will be the subject of a Scottish Parliament inquiry.

Committee visit explores future of Scotland's energy industry


The future of energy production, consumption and the growth of renewables will be explored when leading figures from Scotland’s energy sector appear before the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee in Aberdeen today.