'Glasgow girl' to speak at Women in Politics seminar


A 17-year-old who campaigned about asylum seekers will be one of the key speakers at a Young Women in Politics seminar to be held at the Scottish Parliament this Friday.

Closure of Holyrood Project


The Presiding Officer George Reid MSP made an announcement to Members of the Scottish Parliament today.

MSPs in Schools comes to a close for the election


MSPs will today take part in the last MSPs in Schools event before the dissolution of Parliament ahead of May’s elections.

Final quarter of MSPs' expenses 2005/06 to be published online


The Scottish Parliament will tomorrow (Tuesday 20 February) publish online the final quarter year’s information on MSPs' expenses claimed during the financial year 2005/2006.

Justice 1 Committee publishes report into the Scottish Criminal Record Office and the Scottish Fingerprint Service


The Scottish Parliament’s Justice 1 Committee has today published an extensive report on its inquiry into the Scottish Criminal Record Office and the Scottish Fingerprint Service.

Trevor Phillips to launch major equal opportunities event at Holyrood


Chair of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR), Trevor Phillips, will be the keynote speaker at a unique event to be held on 23 February at the Scottish Parliament.

Mental health expenditure gives cause for concern according to Health Committee research


The proportion of funds invested in mental health services has fallen over the past six years according to research commissioned by the Parliament’s Health Committee.

Conciliatory approach improves Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill


Transparent and meaningful dialogue between the promoter and objectors to the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link (EARL) Bill has resulted in an improved bill, a parliamentary committee said today.

Holyrood receives ISO 14001 certificate in Environment Week


As Scottish Environment Week draws to a close, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) announced today that it has achieved a prestigious certificate for its environmental management system.

The smoking ban, one year on, Health Committee to take evidence on it's impact


Evidence of the effectiveness of Scotland ’s ban on smoking in public places will be considered tomorrow (Tuesday, 6 February, 2007 ) by the Parliament’s Health Committee.

European and External Relations Committee calls on Scottish Executive to do more to improve investment in research and development


The Scottish Executive could do more to support the private sector to increase its investment in research and development, according to a report published today by the European and External Relations Committee.