December

Free British Sign Language audio tours launched at Holyrood

18.12.2009

British Sign Language (BSL) users can now take a free tour of Holyrood while viewing an audio/visual guide.

Stanraer to host Holyrood's 'Moving Stories' exhibition

18.12.2009

A unique ‘travelling’ exhibition exploring 10 personal experiences of Holyrood will be arriving at Stranraer Library tomorrow as the series of events marking 10 years of the Scottish Parliament comes to a close.

Ten years of devolution marked on the wall for Holyrood

17.12.2009

Two new literary additions to the Scottish Parliament’s wall of quotations were unveiled for the first time today – after a 10-month nationwide search.

Independent expenses review findings published

15.12.2009

The findings of an independent examination of Holyrood’s expenses scheme have been received today by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB).

Public Services Reform Bill received support from Finance Committee

11.12.2009

The Finance Committee has given its support to the general principles of the Public Services Reform Bill in its Stage 1 report, published today.

Committee gives cautious welcome to modernisation proposals

10.12.2009

The Scottish Parliament’s Subordinate Legislation Committee has given a cautious welcome to the terms of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill.

Committee to examine crofting-reform proposals

10.12.2009

Tackling crofting absenteeism and a long-term decline in working crofts are among issues the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee is seeking views on today as it begins its scrutiny of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill.

More protection for homeowners supported by committee

10.12.2009

Homeowners facing repossession could be protected by new measures welcomed today by the Local Government and Communities Committee in its Stage 1 Report on the Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill.

Holyrood to host major human rights conference

10.12.2009

Scotland is to host a major international conference for national human rights institutions next year.

Scotland's local newspaper industry under scrutiny

10.12.2009

The decline of the Scottish local newspaper industry will be put under the spotlight by the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee with a call for evidence launched today.

Finance Committee publishes budget report

04.12.2009

The Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee today called on the Scottish Government to be more transparent about how it has approached giving priority in its spending plans to protecting front-line services and supporting economic growth.

'Decade of Devolution' exhibition arrives at Holyrood

03.12.2009

A unique exhibition exploring ten personal experiences of Holyrood during the first ten years of devolution will open at the Scottish Parliament tomorrow as events marking a decade of devolution come to an end.