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An email promoting violence against "Fenians" appears to have been sent to several members of the Scottish Parliament. One such message was received by Glaswegian MSP and deputy leader of the Scottish National Party, James Dornan who shared it via Twitter. The message reads: "On 1st May 2018 ...
Scottish Parliament holds Mass for the first time. Thu 29 Mar 2018. By Tola Mbakwe ... "It is a great privilege to be officially invited to offer Holy Mass within the Scottish Parliament, the first such invitation since the parliament's re-establishment 19 years ago,” he said. “It is a generous gesture which seems to recognise that ...

History was made on Wednesday when Archbishop Leo Cushley, the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, celebrated the first-ever Catholic Mass in the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood, Edinburgh. Among the MSPs who attended was the Deputy First Minister John Swinney, together with MSPs ...
Archbishop Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh, has described his "great privilege" as he celebrated what is believed to be the first ever Mass in the Scottish Parliament. Commenting on the occasion, Anthony Horan, Director of the Scottish Catholic Parliamentary Office said the parliament ...
Today marked an historic moment for Catholics in Scotland, as Archbishop Leo Cushley celebrated the first ever Mass in the Scottish Parliament. MSPs gathered at Holyrood for the Mass during Holy Week, which was celebrated by Archbishop Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh at 12.30pm this afternoon (March 28).
The UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill got the backing of 95 MSPs, while the Scottish Conservatives and Lib Dem Mike Rumbles voted against. The legislation will come into effect if the Scottish Parliament decides not to consent to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill in ...

A fifth of those working in the Scottish Parliament have experienced sexism or sexual harassment, a survey has found. A confidential questionnaire was sent to MSPs, MSPs' staff, Scottish Parliament staff and others working in the parliament, such as journalists, at the end of 2017. The results of the survey ...
There is a significant gender imbalance in witnesses giving evidence to Holyrood committees, a new report published by the Scottish Parliament has found. The report shows that 63 per cent of the witnesses at formal committee meetings in 2015/16 were men, while women make up only 37 per cent of ...
THE Hands Off Our Parliament demonstration exceeded all the expectations of the organisers. It was originally hoped for some 700 people to attend, enough to form a human chain around the Scottish Parliament building. In the event as many as 3000 were there, enough to form a chain around Holyrood three or four ...
Hundreds of people have gathered at Holyrood to stage a protest against a Westminster "power grab" on the Scottish Parliament. The event was organised by the Hands Off Our Parliament group, which said it aimed to defy Westminster attempts to "undermine devolution". The group asked people link ...
A Holyrood committee is to “follow the money” as it looks at the issue of EU development funding in Scotland. The Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee has launched an inquiry into the effectiveness of European structural funding and its possible replacements after Brexit. Scotland has been allocated ...
The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee has said it was “astonished to learn about the lengths pharmacists have to go to to access vital, perhaps lifesaving, information”. The statement was made in a new report, Technology and innovation in health and social care, summarising the evidence ...
Staff and pupils experienced a flavour of the Scottish Parliament last month as Craigbank Primary School attended for a tour and educational talk. The school, based in Larkhall, was welcomed by the Scottish Parliament's education team to learn more about the parliament, its processes and the everyday ...
MICHAEL Settle reports that the UK Government has decided that powers, to be repatriated from Brussels to the UK, will be held at Holyrood rather than Westminster as originally proposed, stating that this will “place the centre of political gravity on Scottish matters at Holyrood rather than at Westminster” ...
Claire Baker MSP has held a cross party meeting at the Scottish Parliament to discuss the future of Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab). The meeting saw trade union representatives and workers from the yard lobby and answer questions with a number of MSPs from Scottish Labour, the SNP, Conservatives, ...
The future of Scotland's farmed salmon industry will come under the scrutiny of the Scottish Parliament's Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee, which has invited individuals and organizations to share their views as part of its upcoming inquiry. “The farmed salmon industry is clearly of great ...
The goal of the bill has been to empower the islands' communities by making sure the needs of the islands are considered when future legislation is being created. Speaking ahead of today's debate, Islands Minister Humza Yousaf said: “This is a landmark piece of legislation for Scotland, enshrining the ...

YOUNG Burnsian Rowan Hastie had a week to remember when she was invited to perform at two major events. Sanquhar's superstar took part in a Burns Supper staged by a commercial radio station on Saturday, January 20 and broadcast on Thursday, January 25. Eleven friends and family joined Rowan ...
Psychological abuse and controlling behaviour in the home are set to become criminal offences in Scotland, after MSPs at Holyrood backed a “momentous” change in the law on domestic abuse. The measures are set to make Scotland a world leader in fighting domestic abuse, as victims of the crime will ...
New laws to ensure the ruling bodies of public sector institutions are gender balanced have been passed by the Scottish Parliament. The target is to have at least 50 per cent of non-executive members on all boards to be women by 2022. Only the Scottish Conservatives opposed the plans, meaning the ...
MSPs have passed a law to ensure women make up at least half the board members for all public authorities. The Scottish Parliament voted by 88 to 28 in favour of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill, with opposition from the Conservatives. The legislation sets the benchmark of ...
THE UK Government's flagship Brexit Bill has “dispensed with" the Scottish Parliament and cuts across the devolved settlement, Lord Steel of Aikwood, the former Holyrood Presiding Officer, has told peers. During the first main debate of the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords, the Second Reading, the ...
SNP ministers are not so sure. Agriculture and fisheries policies currently set by Brussels remain sticking points. Since its establishment in 1999, devolution has largely been a one-way street in terms of powers being transferred from Westminster to the Scottish Parliament. Brexit is the first major event to ...
This vacancy is a key role with the Scottish Parliament and the Parliament's staff group – the Scottish Parliamentary Service (SPS). As a member of the Parliament's Legal Services Team, the post will support one of our key strategic priorities by ensuring that the Parliament has the networks, resources and ...
The Scottish Parliament has stopped using plastic drinking straws in its own cafes, bar and canteen. Up until the end of 2017, Holyrood's catering outlets were using about 4,000 plastic straws each year. However amid rising concern about single-use plastics, paper straws are now being provided instead.
THE Traverse Theatre is taking Locker Room Talk to the Scottish Parliament for a special performance on Thursday 9 November. The play was ...
A significant gathering took place at the Scottish Parliament yesterday (Thursday 2 November 2017), as people from community groups, NGOs, ...
MSPs are being invited to view a theatre production about sexually aggressive language in the Scottish parliament next week. The Traverse ...
Nicola Sturgeon is calling on her opponents to put the national interest ahead of party interests on the key issue of tax and services. With public ...
... will be performed in front of politicians at the Scottish Parliament next month. The play is written by Gary McNair who interviewed hundreds of ...
WHEN I first heard reports that Holyrood was a hotbed of sexual harassment, I thought it must be a joke in bad taste. They meant Hollywood ...
The Scottish Government should “revisit its approach” to the code of practice for named person information sharing, the Scottish Parliament's ...
EDINBURGH-(MaraviPost)- The main opposition Malawi Congress Party's (MCP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Salima North-West ...
“I have come here on invitation of Scottish parliament. The party hosting us is the Scottish Nation Party (SNP). Objective is for Malawi ...
The Scottish Parliament is set to lose its pro-independence majority, a new poll predicts. The YouGov survey for The Times puts the SNP on ...
A Scottish Parliament corporate body report also reveals that the building is currently worth only £304million - despite having cost £414million ...
Mr Briggs has now written to the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body, which is in charge of Holyrood's housekeeping, calling for catering ...
This week marks 20 years since 75 per cent of Scots voted for a Scottish Parliament, so it's a good time to stop and reflect about what has been ...
'For some voters devolution was about a rejection of Thatcherism, for others a return to the certainty of the Britain of 1945-75, and a Scottish ...
Members of the Scottish Parliament have voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of the government's decision to ban fracking. The Scottish ...
The Welsh Assembly and Scottish Parliament celebrated International Credit Union Day, paying tribute to the sector's achievements. The day ...
The gap between the wages of men and women workers at the Scottish Parliament is 11 per cent. The data was published as MSPs debated ...
Women working at the Scottish Parliament are paid significantly less than men, according to figures which reveal that the gender pay gap ...
Call for Scottish Parliament to act after hen harrier Calluna's satellite tag stopped working in suspicious circumstances at Mar Lodge Estate last ...
That remains the task in hand at the Scottish Parliament – but it is not a message that should – or should be desired – to be reused.”.
A Kirkcudbright mum is calling on the Scottish Parliament to take ... calling for the Scottish Parliament to push the Scottish Government into ...
... the Labour Party to its first third-placed finish since 1918 and the first since the Scottish Parliament was created. She resigns after a a general ...
GAMEKEEPERS and grouse moor managers are supporting a petition to the Scottish Parliament urging a change in health policy to help fight ...
Scottish Labour wants immigration policy devolved to the Scottish Parliament, but any suggestion that Corybn is receptive to such a plan is the ...
The Scottish Parliament, known as Holyrood - for the section of Edinburgh in which it is located - this week alerted the 129 Members of the ...


 

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