The Scottish Secretary said leaving the EU would bring more powers to the Scottish Parliament, rather than weakening it.Read the full story ›
There was a moment of serenity in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, as MSPs took a break from debating to practice Tai Chi.
The ancient Chinese martial art is supposed to bring about a state of mental calm, and the session was organised by Age Scotland as part of their Let's Get Moving campaign.
Farmers from the south of Scotland are joining a protest at Holyrood today to highlight the crash crisis they say is taking hold in agricultural communities.
They want MSPs to understand the financial difficulties farming faces and take action ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections in May.
An event to develop innovation in the rural sector was attended by farmers from the Scottish Borders.Read the full story ›
Scottish Secretary and South of Scotland MP David Mundell says new income tax powers for the Scottish Parliament should be in place in 2017, a year earlier than planned.
Talking at the Conservative Party conference he told ITV that the UK Government wants to see the new powers come into force as soon as possible.
But the SNP say the Bill fails to meet promises made in the post-referendum Smith Commission and they will not support any deal which would leave Scotland worse off.
Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Alex Fergusson has announced he will stand down at the next Holyrood election.
Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, has praised his role since the creation of the Scottish Parliament in 1999.
Alex Fergusson has served the Scottish Parliament and his constituents in Galloway and West Dumfries with distinction.
“As an original member of Holyrood from its inception in 1999, and as former presiding officer, Alex is rightly held in high regard across the political spectrum.
“The Scottish Conservatives will miss his contribution and, as leader, I will miss the benefit of his unparalleled experience."
Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Alex Fergusson has announced that he will not be seeking re-election to the Scottish Parliament in 2016.Read the full story ›