March

Presiding Officer to lead Tartan Day 2007 Parade in New York

30.03.2007

The Presiding Officer the Rt Hon George Reid MSP today departs Scotland for this year’s Tartan Week activities.

Motion of thanks to Presiding Officer to bring Parliamentary session to close

29.03.2007

The second session of the Scottish Parliament draws to a close today (29 March) with a motion of thanks to the outgoing Presiding Officer George Reid.

Scottish Youth Parliament to sit in Holyrood's debating chamber

22.03.2007

In a first for the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, more than 100 Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) will take their seats in the debating chamber this weekend, as part of a two-day general meeting.

European Committee calls for greater engagement with Brussels

20.03.2007

Both the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Executive should play a stronger role in the development of European legislation, according to a report published today by the European and External Relations Committee.

Holyrood hosts Scots-Québec Exhibition

15.03.2007

A unique historical exhibition highlighting the achievements of Scottish settlers in Canada opens to the public tomorrow (Friday 16 March) at the Scottish Parliament.

Holyood visitor is one in a million

15.03.2007

Eleven year-old Eilidh Willis became the official one-millionth visitor to the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood earlier today.

Photo finish for Commonwealth Week at Holyrood

13.03.2007

Commonwealth Week 2007 will be marked in the Scottish Parliament this week by the opening of a unique photographic exhibition from one of Scotland’s top sport photographers.

Environment committee urges Executive to reform marine law

12.03.2007

The Scottish Parliament’s Environment and Rural Development Committee has called on the Executive to undertake urgent, comprehensive reform of marine environment legislation after finding existing laws complex and inadequate.

Future Forum goes online with alcohol and drugs latest developments

09.03.2007

Scotland’s Futures Forum has taken its ‘Fresh Perspectives on Alcohol and Drugs’ online with a dedicated website facility that will allow the 250 leading experts already involved in the project shape the debate as the forum’s year-long inquiry develops.

Executive departments failing to work together on community planning

09.03.2007

The Scottish Executive must fundamentally change its way of working if community planning partnerships are to become significantly more effective, according to the Scottish Parliament’s Audit Committee.

Environment Committee rejects Cairngorms Park Boundary Bill

06.03.2007

The Scottish Parliament should not agree to the general principles of the Cairngorms National Park Boundary Bill, according to a report published today by the Environment and Rural Development Committee.

Airdrie-Bathgate railway moves a step closer

05.03.2007

A Scottish Parliament committee has secured a series of improvements to the Airdrie-Bathgate railway proposals which will minimise noise disruption and improve community mediation along the route.

Evaluation of free personal care to be scrutinised by the Health Committee

05.03.2007

The delivery of Scotland’s policy of free personal care for the elderly will be examined during a committee hearing tomorrow (Tuesday, 6 March).

Executive's implementation of relocation policy 'flawed and inconsistent'

02.03.2007

The implementation of the Scottish Executive's relocation policy has been “flawed and inconsistent” according to the Scottish Parliament’s Audit Committee.

Presiding Officer to talk about his four-year term in office

02.03.2007

The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon George Reid MSP will address a gathering of students from the University of Glasgow and academics on Tuesday 6 March.

Flemish delegation to follow Holyrood's lead

01.03.2007

The “exemplary role played by the Scottish Parliament” in engaging with the public will be the focus of a visit to Holyrood by a cross-party delegation of Flemish politicians today (Thursday).