This Week in the Scottish Parliament – 6th April


This week in our Holyrood diary, Autism access success, Science made fun and an update on current legislation.

Scottish Parliament receives Autism Access Award

The Scottish Parliament has become the first public building in Scotland to receive an Autism Access Award from the National Autistic Society.

What improvements will new legislation make to educational attainment?

This is just one of the questions being asked by the Education and Culture Committee as it begins its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Education (Scotland) Bill.

Science made fun at the Scottish Parliament

This April, the Scottish Parliament’s Main Hall will provide science-themed fun, with visitors able to take part in live science experiments.

Scotland’s creative industries

Scotland’s creative agencies should work closely with the industry to establish clearly defined strategies and ensure that support can be tailored to industry needs, according to a report by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

Reform of Holyrood’s committee system

Cultural and structural change is needed to strengthen Holyrood’s committee system, says Scottish Parliament Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP.


Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 4) – received Royal Assent on 1 April 2015

Alcohol (Licensing, Public Health and Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill (M) – introduced on 1 April 2015
Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill – the general principles were agreed on 2 April 2015.

Photo: Creative Commons – Andrew Schofield