In the lead up to the local government election in May CILIP in Scotland will be campaigning for libraries across Scotland and showing why #LibrariesMatter. SWOP members can help with this campaign.
If you would like to know more and become more involved take a few minutes to visit:
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Check this quick guide for a complete list, with photos, of each MSP elected to represent you in this coming session of the Scottish Parliament.
These is also a list of the current committees and which MSPs will be serving on these committees.
This information appears on the Scottish Parliament website where you can subscribe to their e-bulletin – A Week in the Scottish Parliament
The Scottish Parliament Information Centre produce an excellent selection of research briefings available to view on EU and International Affairs. You can view more about the history of the EU, the Institutions involved and the impact of EU membership in Scotland.
The Scottish Parliament offers a free eBulletin newsletter with information about future debates and events. This is issued each week, normally on Friday afternoon and SPICe include information on their briefings in this publication. Registration is required.
The SP Business Bulletin is no longer a printed publication and is now delivered via a database. This is currently in beta.
All the material that is contained in this database is being archived in the National Library of Scotland and will be available with unrestricted access via the National Library’s catalogue.
This latest SPICe briefing gives breakdowns and comparisons from the recent Scottish Parliament Election 2016.
SPICe briefings are available on the Scottish Parliament website. These research briefings are written by specialists in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe). They are used by MSPs to support parliamentary business and give summaries and overviews on matters being discussed in the Parliament.
The Scottish Parliament is offering free workshops which give the opportunity to learn more about how the Parliament works and how to make your voice heard.Dates: 21 January, 23 February and, 24 March 2016 Time: 10.00 am – 12.30 pm Venue: Scottish Parliament, Holyrood (room TG20-21)
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- Do you want to understand the business of the Scottish Parliament?
- Are you unsure how to influence and make your voice heard?
- Want to learn more about how Bills are made and passed?
- Need to know how to write evidence for Committees?
For More Information: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/gettinginvolved/95009.aspx
Find out how to get your voice heard at Holyrood by attending this conference at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline on Saturday, 5th December.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney will today invite Parliament to help put the Scotland Bill right and deliver meaningful new powers to Scotland.
Today’s Parliamentary debate on Scotland’s future comes a year after UK parties vowed to deliver further powers for the Scottish Parliament.
Find out what has changed with publishing arrangement over the summer at the Scottish Parliament and particularly the Official Report by reading the Editor of the Official Reports Editor’s Pick blog
There is no longer a single contracted official print publisher for the Scottish Parliament.
Members of the public who wish printed copies of Scottish Parliament business documents such as committee reports can approach any of the suppliers listed on the webpage that has been created. This is a non-endorsed supplier list, which means those included have not been vetted by the Parliament and the Parliament has no involvement in determining matters such as price, quality or delivery arrangements.
The three day Festival of Politics takes place in the Scottish Parliament from 14 to 16 August. Tickets and full details of the festival programme are available from the Festival of Politics website.
With effect from 10 July, the Scottish Parliament will become its own publisher. The main changes to note are:
- The Scottish Parliament will no longer allocate ISBNs to its publications
- The Scottish Parliament will no longer print its publications
- The National Library of Scotland will manage legal deposit for the Scottish Parliament and will catalogue its publications
- APS will no longer send out a daily list but the Scottish Parliament will instead list each day’s publications on its website. You may want to bookmark the page for easy reference:
If you would like to subscribe to an email alert that lists the previous week’s publications, please contact Public Information at the Scottish Scottish Parliament’s Business Publications
The publications affected by this change are:
These publications are mostly serials and can be identified by date of issue and/or by a series number. They are all available free of charge on the Scottish Parliament’s website, either via the latest publications page or by the direct links above.
Please note: a new feature has just been added to the website – an RSS link to the current edition of the Scottish Parliament’s Weekly eBulletin.
You’ll find the link in the sidebar, underneath the ‘Latest news’ section. I hope you find it useful.