Parliament returns to new three-day sitting pattern


The Scottish Parliament returns to business next week (Tuesday 4 September) with the introduction of its new three-day sitting pattern.

Sporting focus as MSPs visit Glasgow 2014 site


The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, the Commonwealth Arena and the Athletes’ Village that will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games were today showcased to members of the Health and Sport Committee.

Young people take over parliament on last day of festival


The Festival of Politics culminates in the amplified sound of young people from across Scotland making their voices heard in a verbal and musical take over on the final day of another successful festival at the Scottish Parliament (Saturday 25 August).

Gordon Brown headlines day three of Festival of Politics


The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP will headline day three (Friday 24 August) of the Festival of Politics at the Scottish Parliament. The former Prime Minister will deliver the inaugural Campbell Christie Memorial Lecture from Holyrood’s debating chamber.

Presiding Officer hosts An Audience With History


Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP hosted a session at the Festival of Politics 2012 to decide who should feature on the Great Tapestry of Scotland’s ‘Parliament of our Ancestors’ panel.

Creativity, change and history dominate at Festival of Politics


An opportunity to put a stitch in time and be part of history will be on offer at the Scottish Parliament as part of events taking place on day two of the Festival of Politics (Saturday 18 August).

Young people, sectarianism and George Wyllie’s sculpture to open the eighth annual Festival of Politics


For the eighth year running, the Scottish Parliament is hosting its Festival of Politics. Known for its challenging and thought-provoking events, this year is no different.

Presiding Officer hails 'inspiring' culture summit


Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP has hailed the success of the first Edinburgh International Culture Summit.

'Special Delivery' opens at Scottish Parliament


The only two original letters with a direct link to William Wallace have gone on display at the Scottish Parliament today in a new exhibition.

Lubeck letter arrives back in Scotland


The Lubeck letter has returned to Scotland for an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament

Parliament to display gold-medal stamps


Commemorative stamps being issued within 24 hours of a British athlete winning a gold medal are to be displayed at the Scottish Parliament.