Public Audit Committee calls for better co-ordination of police non-emergency numbers


Scotland’s police forces should have a single non-emergency telephone number instead of a series of different numbers, according to the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit Committee.

Holocaust memorial event's message 'All too relevant today'


The performance in the Scottish Parliament of the award-winning play, “And Then They Came For Me – Remembering The World of Anne Frank”, was the official UK event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Solutions for future voiced at knife crime debate


Recognition that violence is a public health issue, increased funding of recreational activities and early intervention are all key considerations if solutions to the knife-crime epidemic in Scotland are to be found.

Burns photography exhibition opens in Holyrood


An exciting exhibition combining poetry by Robert Burns with photographs of noteworthy Scots will open at Holyrood on Thursday 22 January.

Public Petitions Committee in Easterhouse


The Easterhouse campus of John Wheatley College in Glasgow is to host a meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petition’s Committee on Tuesday 27 January.

Play about Holocaust survivors to be performed at Parliament


An award-winning play about survivors of the Holocaust by American playwright James Still comes to the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 27 January, which is Holocaust Memorial Day.

Justice committee supports reform of sexual offences


The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill has received initial approval from the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee.

Specialist staff shortage could delay new plans to tackle flooding


The effective implementation of the Scottish Government’s new plans to manage flood risk is under threat due to a lack of skilled staff, according to the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee.

Knife crime debate to be catalyst for change


A knife crime debate to be held at the Scottish Parliament on Friday 23 January aims to generate fresh thinking and act as a catalyst for positive direct action.

Committee calls for better data collection to improve palliative care in Scotland


Consistent data collection is crucial to the provision of a high-quality palliative care service in Scotland, according to a report from the Public Audit Committee.

Committee sprints round central Scotland as part of pathways into sport inquiry


The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee embarks on the second phase of its inquiry on Pathways Into Sport this month.

Parliament seeks applicants for Commissioner and Ombudsman positions


The Scottish Parliament is currently seeking applicants for three ‘officeholder’ posts.

Parliament launches Official Tartan competition


Joined by two fashion textile students, Jill Kirkham and Kirsty Robertson from Cardonald College, the Presiding Officer has launched a competition to design an of