This week in the Scottish Parliament 27th April 2015


Access to major railway stations, loneliness on Islay and gaelic twitter day – just some of the issues in the Holyrood diary

Last chance to see the Incredible Power of Light Exhibition

This inspiring free family-friendly exhibition continues at the Scottish Parliament until 30 April 2015.

Access to major railway stations under investigation

The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee is investigating access to Scotland’s major urban railway stations and is calling for the views of members of the public.

Committee takes loneliness inquiry to Islay

The Equal Opportunities Committee continues its age and isolation inquiry by focussing on the experience of people living on the island of Islay.

Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill

The Justice Committee has supported the general principles of a Bill that aims to strengthen the criminal law against human trafficking and exploitation as well as ensuring that victims have access to appropriate support immediately.

Gaelic Twitter Day 2015

On 30 April, the Scottish Parliament will be taking part in Gaelic Twitter Day 2015. The purpose of the day is to encourage Gaelic speakers and learners to use their Gaelic and to raise awareness amongst non-Gaelic speakers. Keep an eye on Twitter account @ScotParl and on the #Gaidhlig hashtag throughout the day.

SPICe Briefings

The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) produced three new briefings this week.

SB 15-21 Scottish Elections Reduction of Voting Age Bill
SB 15-20 Labour Market update: April 2015
SB 15-19 Education (Scotland) Bill

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