May

New Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body elected

24.05.2007

The Scottish Parliament today (Thursday) elected four Members to serve on the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB).

Public to be part of Holyrood history

22.05.2007

Members of the public have the chance to take part in an historic occasion at the Scottish Parliament, as part of a nationwide ticket draw opening today.

Scotland's Futures Forum announces project board members for alcohol and drugs study

17.05.2007

Holyrood’s think-tank, Scotland’s Futures Forum, has announced the membership of its Project Board which will lead an innovative year-long study into alcohol and drugs use in Scotland.

Selection of nominees for appointment as First Minister, Ministers and Junior Ministers

15.05.2007

The Presiding Officer has called a meeting of the Parliament at 10 am on Wednesday 16 May in the Debating Chamber at the Scottish Parliament.

Alasdair Morgan MSP and Trish Godman MSP elected Deputy Presiding Officers

14.05.2007

Following the election of Alex Fergusson MSP as the Scottish Parliament's Presiding Officer, a further secret ballot of Members saw Alasdair Morgan MSP and Trish Godman MSP elected as Deputy Presiding Officers.

A guide to the election of the Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officers

14.05.2007

The Scotland Act 1998 requires the Parliament to elect a Presiding Officer and two deputies at its first meeting.

Alex Fergusson MSP elected as Presiding Officer

14.05.2007

Alex Fergusson MSP was today elected as the Scottish Parliament's Presiding Officer following a secret ballot of newly elected Members.

Kirking of the Parliament

08.05.2007

The ‘Kirking of the Parliament’ takes place this evening in St Giles’ Cathedral. His Royal Highness The Prince Charles Duke of Rothesay will be joined by newly elected MSPs, representatives of Scotland ’s faiths and other guests from across Scotland.

Presiding Officer proposes 14 May for election of his successor

08.05.2007

The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer George Reid has today announced that the election of his successor and the new Deputy Presiding Officers will take place next week.

Guide to selection of nominees for appointment as First Minister, Ministers and junior Ministers

03.05.2007

This note sets out information on the appointment process for the First Minister and Scottish Ministers.

2007- 2011 Session: A guide to the election of the Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officers

03.05.2007

The Scotland Act 1998 requires the Parliament to elect a Presiding Officer and two deputies at its first meeting.

2007 - 2011 Session: A guide to the taking of the Oath of Allegiance or Solemn Affirmation (May 9: 9.30am)

03.05.2007

Under the terms of the Scotland Act 1998, Sections 84(1) and 84(2), a person who is returned as a member of the Scottish Parliament cannot take part in parliamentary proceedings until he or she has taken the oath of allegiance or made a solemn affirmation