Committee calls for strategy to develop a modern, efficient and responsive ferry network


A long term strategy to deliver a modern, efficient and responsive ferry network must be drawn up by the Scottish Government, according to a report published today by the Scottish Parliament's Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee.

Improved access, participation and scrutiny is at the heart of Public Petitions Inquiry


Almost a decade and over 1,100 petitions since the inception of the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee, an inquiry into the public petitions process has been launched.

SPCB recovers costs of chamber roof incident


The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) today announced that it has successfully recovered £647,000 of public funds following the failure of a roof strut in the Scottish Parliament’s debating chamber in 2006.

Scottish Parliament space mission saltire flag lands with National Museums Scotland


A Saltire flag which usually has pride of place at Holyrood, but has been on a unique round trip journey into space, has today been gifted to National Museums Scotland by the Presiding Officer Alex Fergusson MSP.

Leading Scottish Rugby Figures Give Evidence To Holyrood's Health And Sport Committee At Murrayfield


Leading figures from the world of Scottish rugby are to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee at Murrayfield.

Scottish parliament publishes its annual report


The Scottish Parliament today published its annual report detailing the work of the Parliament from 9 May 2007 to 8 May 2008.

European and External Relations Committee publishes international development inquiry findings


A report published by the Scottish Parliament’s Europe an and External Relations Committee has welcomed the Scottish Government’s increased funding for international development.

Improvements For Cancer Patients Accessing Treatment Drugs Called For By Parliament Committee


Clarity on the funding of non-NHS cancer treatment drugs has been called for by the Public Petitions Committee today

Equal Opportunities Committee launches 'Removing Barriers' report


Donaldson’s School in Linlithgow will host the launch of the Equal Opportunities Committee’s latest report published today. ‘Removing Barriers and Creating Opportunities: Review of Progress’.

Platon to address Festival of Politics 2008


Internationally renowned photographer Platon will be part of this year’s Festival of Politics line-up at the Scottish Parliament in August.

Scottish pupils to debate the merits of a multicultural society


The Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber will be the setting for the biggest schools’ debating tournament in Scotland today (Thursday, 12 June).

Local Government Committee Recommend Ballot Research


Ballot papers cast in the May 2007 local government elections should be examined, according to a report published today by the Local Government and Communities Committee.

Holyrood think-tank calls for fresh approaches to address 21st century drug and alcohol misuse


Scotland’s Futures Forum today published a report that set out to establish how Scotland can halve the damage caused to its population through alcohol and drugs by 2025.

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee welcomes Scottish Register of Tartans Bill


A statutory Scottish register of tartans came one step closer today when the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee published its Stage 1 Report on the Scottish Register of Tartans Bill introduced to the Parliament by Jamie McGrigor MSP.

Serious Concerns Expressed About Creative Scotland Bill


Serious concerns as to whether the Creative Scotland Bill will meet its objectives have been expressed by the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee in its Stage 1 Report published today.